The judge ruled that the tenant was subjected to a constructive eviction because the landlord had turned off all the utilities.
When you read a poem you wrote and your creative writing class gives you criticism designed to help you improve the poem, this is an example of constructive criticism.
When an employer becomes liable for the actions of his employee because the law gives that liability to him, not because his actions make it obvious that he is liable, this is an example of constructive liability.
Origin of constructive
- From Middle French constructif