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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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adj. - Characterized by strict conformity to the letter of the law rather than its spirit.

Usage examples (31)
  • But the Republicans followed Jefferson's instructions and refused to indulge in legalistic quibbling.
  • One wonders if Catholics are particularly drawn to the law, believing as they do in legalistic systems which claim absolute truth.
  • We who object are regarded as 'legalistic' and "judgemental".
  • It slams "legalistic" religions, denominations and doctrines. for more
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