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.

(Con*struct"ive*ly), adv. In a constructive manner; by construction or inference.

A neutral must have notice of a blockade, either actually by a formal information, or constructively by notice to his government.

(Con*struct"ive*ness), n.

1. Tendency or ability to form or construct.

2. (Phren.) The faculty which enables one to construct, as in mechanical, artistic, or literary matters.

(Con*struct"or) n. [Cf. LL. constructor.] A constructer.

(Con*struc"ture) n. That which is constructed or formed; an edifice; a fabric. [Obs.]

(Con*strue) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Construed (#); p. pr. & vb. n. Construing ] [L. construere: cf. F. construire. See Construct.]

1. To apply the rules of syntax to (a sentence or clause) so as to exhibit the structure, arrangement, or connection of, or to discover the sense; to explain the construction of; to interpret; to translate.

2. To put a construction upon; to explain the sense or intention of; to interpret; to understand.

Thus we are put to construe and paraphrase our own words to free ourselves either from the ignorance or malice of our enemies.
Bp. Stilingfleet.

And to be dull was construed to be good.

(Con"stu*prate) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Construprated; p. p. & vb. n. Constuprating.] [L. constupratus, p. p. of constuprare to ravish; con- + stuprare to ravish, stuprum rape.] To ravish; to debauch. Burton.

(Con`stu*pra"tion) n. The act of ravishing; violation; defilement. Bp. Hall.

(Con`sub*stan"tial) a. [L. consubstantialis; con- + substantialis: cf. F. consubstantiel. See Substantial.] Of the same kind or nature; having the same substance or essence; coessential.

Christ Jesus . . . coeternal and consubstantial with the Father and with the Holy Ghost.

(Con`sub*stan"tial*ism) n. The doctrine of consubstantiation.

(Con`sub*stan"tial*ist), n. One who believes in consubstantiation. Barrow.

(Con`sub*stan"ti*al"i*ty) n. [Cf. F. consubstantialité.] Participation of the same nature; coexistence in the same substance. "His [the Son's] . . . consubstantiality with the Father." Hammend.

(Con`sub*stan"tial*ly) adv. In a consubstantial manner; with identity of substance or nature.

2. Derived from, or depending on, construction or interpretation; not directly expressed, but inferred.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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