Constructive

Definition of Constructive

Con`struct´ive
a.1.Having ability to construct or form; employed in construction; as, to exhibit constructive power.
The constructive fingers of Watts.
- Emerson.
2.Derived from, or depending on, construction, inference, or interpretation; not directly expressed, but inferred.
3.helpful; promoting improvement; intended to help; as, constructive criticism; constructive suggestions. Contrasted with destructive.
Constructive crimes
(Law) acts having effects analogous to those of some statutory or common law crimes; as, constructive treason. Constructive crimes are no longer recognized by the courts.
Constructive notice
notice imputed by construction of law.
Constructive trust
a trust which may be assumed to exist, though no actual mention of it be made.

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