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Encyclopedia > Loose constructionism

Loose constructionism is an ideology that allows for the interpretation, in the broadest sense, of the constitution in law, as opposed to strict constructionism which reasons that the constitution should be interpreted literally. The debate between the two views centers on whether courts that interpret the meaning of the constitution are engaged in their proper judicial function.

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loose end - definition of loose end by the Free Online Dictionary, Thesaurus and Encyclopedia. (235 words)
It accounted for his feeling at a loose end whenever he was away from Elizabeth for as much as half an hour.
His first tribute to it, the great act of his conversion, was his extraordinary existence in the endless forests of the Okhotsk Province, with the loose end of the chain wound about his waist.
Twelve keen swords must strike simultaneously and with equal power, and each must sever completely and instantly three strands of heavy cable that no loose end fouling a block bring immediate disaster upon the Vanator.
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