Definition of textualist in English:

textualist

Syllabification: tex·tu·al·ist
Pronunciation: /ˈteksCHo͞oəlist
 
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noun

A person who adheres strictly to a text, especially that of religious scriptures.
More example sentences
  • I thought conservatives were supposed to be strict textualists!
  • I am doing that because I am more interested in exploring the general tension between the text and the interpretations endorsed by many self-described textualists than in the details of any one approach.
  • According to originalists and textualists, the constitution protects us from judges and other officials by restricting them to politically uncontroversial, neutral decisions about historical intentions and semantic meanings.

Derivatives

textualism

Pronunciation: /-ˌlizəm/
noun
More example sentences
  • Although he competently summarizes this theory in his introduction, Ring does little to distinguish textualism from originalism in general or from originalist intentionalism in particular.
  • There never was a golden age of First Amendment textualism or absolutism in American history, even if you limit the First Amendment to Congressional power.
  • Just as important, the 68-year-old justice hews to a philosophical framework - known as textualism - that gives great weight to the written words of the Constitution and legislation.

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