legalist


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
See: jurist
References in periodicals archive ?
Much has been written about the specific standards which Han Feizi and other Legalists lay out, and about the relationship between Legalism in general and rival schools of thought such as Mohism, Confucianism, and Daoism.
A related point made in defense of the legalist approach as a description of actual judicial behavior is that most judicial opinions are legalistic in style.
Walzer does not defend the legalist paradigm in its pure form; the position he adopts incorporates several revisions (or "rules of disregard").
The legalist tax planner would seek to persuade the client of the merits of taking more conservative approaches to the U.
And by the Legalist theory of evil human nature, there arises the Legalist doctrine of social control and punishment for the wrong doings.
Furthermore, the differences between legalist and pragmatic judges are a matter of degree rather than kind; most judges value adherence to clear rules, and most judges seek to avoid patently unjust results.
159) This is a legalist approach to plain meaning--abstracting out from the statute's core application to customs officers, and relying on broadening interpretive resources such as the dictionary, which provides definitions detached from statutory context, to aid in this conceptual expansion.
In order to conclude the discussion whether there is a neoliberal shift in the post-Mao Chinese economy, I would say that except the import of some neoliberal elements (especially connected to privatization), the Chinese economical and political model bear more Legalist and socialist features (strong state apparatus, gunxi practices and nationalism).
As these renunciant women negotiate the demands of traditional and modern modes of authority, their views on the bhikkhuni ordination issue signify the adoption of a legalist, conservative position.
47) Though Posner admits that there is a "solid legalist core in judicial decision making even at the highest levels," he criticizes even "moderate legalists" for their marginalization of the role of political ideology and discretion in adjudication.
If the Christian is a restorationist, a legalist, if he wants everything clear and safe, then he will find nothing.