Definition of Originalism

1. Noun. The belief that the United States Constitution should be interpreted in the way the authors originally intended it.

Generic synonyms: Belief



Definition of Originalism

1. Noun. (American English) The view that the United States Constitution should be interpreted according to the intent of its original authors ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Lexicographical Neighbors of Originalism

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origanes
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origanums
origin
origin of replication
originable
original
original aspect ratio
original research
original sin
originalism (current term)
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originalities
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originally
originalness
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originate in
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Literary usage of Originalism

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Monist by Hegeler Institute (1893)
"... my doctrine of the fixation of opinion and his anti-originalism. f Dr. Carus passes a sweeping judgment on Post-Kantian philosophy, as being original. ..."

2. The Legitimacy of International Organizations by Jean-Marc Coicaud (2001)
"... actual practice recourse to the negotiating history will be any less pervasive or unconstrained in the future.104 originalism duplicates in the exercise ..."

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