Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Pertaining to legalism or to legalists.

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  • adjective Of a person, following the letter of the law.
  • adjective Of a person, tending to resort to the law, as one who sues frequently.
  • adjective Practicing or characterized by legalism.

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Examples

  • But to any freedom-loving Ethiopian or any other reasonable human being, the "pardon" is nothing more than the reveries of a self-absorbed megalomaniac garbed in legalistic hokum.

    Alemayehu G. Mariam: Ethiopia: Birtukan Unbound!

  • One wonders if Catholics are particularly drawn to the law, believing as they do in legalistic systems which claim absolute truth.

    Supreme Court may have no Protestant justices for first time in history

  • But to any freedom-loving Ethiopian or any other reasonable human being, the "pardon" is nothing more than the reveries of a self-absorbed megalomaniac garbed in legalistic hokum.

    Alemayehu G. Mariam: Ethiopia: Birtukan Unbound!

  • But to any freedom-loving Ethiopian or any other reasonable human being, the "pardon" is nothing more than the reveries of a self-absorbed megalomaniac garbed in legalistic hokum.

    Alemayehu G. Mariam: Ethiopia: Birtukan Unbound!

  • But to any freedom-loving Ethiopian or any other reasonable human being, the "pardon" is nothing more than the reveries of a self-absorbed megalomaniac garbed in legalistic hokum.

    Alemayehu G. Mariam: Ethiopia: Birtukan Unbound!

  • But the Republicans followed Jefferson's instructions and refused to indulge in legalistic quibbling.

    How Jefferson Counted Himself In

  • But the Republicans followed Jefferson's instructions and refused to indulge in legalistic quibbling.

    How Jefferson Counted Himself In

  • This might have been the only legally mandated procedure, but it could—and would—be characterized as a legalistic maneuver to shop for a selectively favorable outcome.

    No Excuses

  • This might have been the only legally mandated procedure, but it could—and would—be characterized as a legalistic maneuver to shop for a selectively favorable outcome.

    No Excuses

  • This might have been the only legally mandated procedure, but it could—and would—be characterized as a legalistic maneuver to shop for a selectively favorable outcome.

    No Excuses

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