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  • n. Plural form of legalism.

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Examples

  • For me, the unsettling aspect of Singapore isn't their repression, which is subtle and always nicely-dressed in legalisms.

    Boing Boing: August 28, 2005 - September 3, 2005 Archives

  • So we should tell that you this letter they sent us was full of all kind of legalisms, but it backs up the point of our original reporting.

    CNN Transcript Nov 27, 2009

  • In this political calculus, liberals obsessed by "legalisms" are part of the problem, not part of the solution, and it is no accident that it is firmly in that camp that the former vice-president has been seeking to isolate the new president.

    The Red Cross Torture Report: What It Means

  • So we should tell that you this letter they sent us was full of all kind of legalisms, but it backs up the point of our original reporting; that there has not been a lot of moral responsibility by people who are in the business of morality and ethics.

    CNN Transcript Nov 27, 2009

  • This disdain for judges, and for what Bush calls "legalisms," comes naturally to a president who saw his election victory almost snatched away by the liberal Florida Supreme Court.

    Holding Courts In Contempt

  • Instead, they're hiding behind a kind of legalisms we heard when Bill Clinton was president, trying to find what the meaning of is is, trying to find what, you know, the particular legal statute is.

    CNN Transcript Dec 9, 2005

  • Falstaff in size, if not in wit, and, when once laid flat-long, require levers to set them up on end again, -- let us see if he cannot help us to account for more of the "legalisms" that our Lord Chief Justice and our barrister have "smelt out" in Shakespeare's historical plays.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 04, No. 21, July, 1859

  • One of the principal accusations made over the last eight years from Bush followers -- directed at those like Turley and the ACLU who objected to Bush terrorism policies on legal and Constitutional grounds -- is that they were caught up in "legalisms," absolutism and dogmatic purity at the expense of addressing a "real-world" crisis: the threat of Terrorism.

    Privacy Digest

  • It is amusing to see lawyers like Leahy and Specter denouncing "legalisms".

    Pawatercooler.com

  • One of the more pungent ironies here, is that the Jewish "legalisms" against which Scruton claims Jesus set himself, contain

    Augean Stables

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