Originalism Definition

ə-rĭjə-nə-lĭzəm
noun
Interpretation of the U.S. Constitution in a way regarded as in accord with the original intent of the Founding Fathers.
Webster's New World
The theory that the US Constitution should be interpreted based on the intent of its authors, as determined by examining evidence of their understanding of the meaning of its wording in its historical context.
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