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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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detention and interrogation policy itself is, and throughout the misguided war on terror has been, hostage to politically motivated lawyers--military and civilian--behaving badly at the behest of legalistically minded political tacticians.
The club may not be legalistically liable to pay the debts or the interest on the debt, but it may do so anyway
Anything that fails to cause "organ failure" does not meet the standard by which they have legalistically maneuvered to place their acts above the law by situating them within the law.
To be sure, constitutional federalism for a period thwarted those policies that have over the decades caused the disintegration of mediating associations and institutions; policies that have resulted in what is, at least legalistically speaking, a unitary political system.
Grant himself had previously equated the slaves legalistically with the "barrels of flour in the hold" (51).
One cause for the practice was counsel legalistically following language from the explanation section for Article 133 that seemingly justified their actions.
A]ttempts to "remedy" trust violations legalistically frequently fail because they paradoxically reduce the level of trust rather than reproducing trust.
It is easier and may feel safer for many Christians to legalistically outlaw behaviors.
A local citizens' group has been established in Seattle seeking to preserve its status as a multidaily metropolis, despite the fact that the owners of the city's two dailies are legalistically at each others' throats.
A second collection of lightweight essays, again legalistically styled, Res Judicatae, appeared in 1892, and was in due season followed by studies in the English Men of Letters series of William Hazlitt and Andrew Marvell.
So alien is happiness to Cino that he legalistically classes even the thought of it as a transient "peregrino," speaking an incomprehensible non-Romance language.