Originalist definitions

One who has, or tends to have, original ideas.
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One who aims to discover how the writers of a document intended it to be interpreted, and to interpret it in that way.
  • (theology) Specifically, one who aims to discover how the writers of the Jewish and Christian scriptures intended them to be interpreted, and to interpret them in that way.
  • (US) Specifically, one who aims to discover how the writers of the United States Constitution intended it to be interpreted, and to interpret it in that way.
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