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legalistic

of, relating to, or exhibiting strict adherence to the law, especially to the letter of the law rather than its spirit.
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Under plausible conditions, an independent judge will make more legalistic decisions, and fewer nonlegalistic decisions, than a dependent judge.
Consequently, Anastasiades said, if PASYDY wanted to contribute to modernisation, it should do so and set the legalistic theories aside.
Legalistic constitutionalism refers to formulas and rules.
The European Policy Centre (EPC) put out a similar warning in its recent report on the state of the Union: "It is also doubtful whether the prevailing legalistic approach can compensate for a lack of political will and leadership and increasing differences of opinion and cacophony within the European Union".
The concept is beginning to be taken more seriously across the world and, therefore, it is important to adopt a legalistic approach to Islamic finance," he added.
Looking at the case from a legalistic point of view, from the point of view of the case being presented to an independent and unbiased tribunal, then I think he has a fair chance of coming out clean," said Karim.
Looking at the case from a legalistic point of view, then I think he has a fair chance of coming out clean," Karim told Pak-Passion.
I know it is argued that tithing is legalistic and not 19 per cent, but all we possess belongs to the Lord.
Taken together, the government's long-standing practice of violent repression and its new legalistic tactics are creating the worst climate for press freedom since the country's unification in 1990," CPJ said in a report.
Keeping One's Word--The need to nurture and respect the trust of a reliable source goes beyond legalistic arguments, in my view.
A legalistic approach is hence likely to defuse, not escalate, tension.
Though Holmes is venerated by lawyers and judges, the legalistic view continues to dominate professional discourse about judging.