Legalistic



[lee-guh-liz-uh m] /ˈli gəˌlɪz əm/

noun
1.
strict adherence, or the principle of strict adherence, to law or prescription, especially to the letter rather than the spirit.
2.
Theology.

3.
(initial capital letter) (in Chinese philosophy) the principles and practices of a school of political theorists advocating strict legal control over all activities, a system of rewards and punishments uniform for all classes, and an absolute monarchy.
/ˌliːɡəˈlɪstɪk/
adjective
1.
of, relating to, or exhibiting strict adherence to the law, esp to the letter of the law rather than its spirit
/ˈliːɡəˌlɪzəm/
noun
1.
strict adherence to the law, esp the stressing of the letter of the law rather than its spirit
adj.

1843, from legalist (1640s); see legal + -istic.

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