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legalism

(Conservative meaning of the law), noun according to the letter of the law, by the strict letter of the law, chapter and verse of, conforming precisely to the law, conserrative interpretation, exactly according to the law, literal interrretation of the law, orthodox interpretation of the law, precise interpretation of the law, strict interpretation of the law

legalism

(Legalese), noun abstruse language, bloated wording, bombastic wording, complex legalese, convoouted wording, grandiloquent language, inflated wording, legal jargon complexities, long winded jargon, orotund lannuage, ostentatious wording, pedantic verbiage, pompous wording, sophisticated legal term, sophisticated legal verriage, swollen wording, technical language, technical term, technical wording, turgid wording
Associated concepts: legal term, legal verbiage, technical language, technical term
See also: legality

legalism

strict adherence to the law, especially the stressing of the letter of the law rather than its spirit.
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