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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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What I don't like about the civilian sector is...It is ever so slow and legalistic and they aren't able to produce any output," Duterte said during his visit to General Santos City last Thursday.
Unfortunately, Calida is only one of many who would use the legalistic approach.
The club released a long, legalistic statement, justifying their decision.
The company altered the Privacy and Code of Conduct parts of the contract to highlight its stance in a more meaningful, less legalistic way.
India, April 6 -- The very concept of the Church, unlike the Jewish hierarchy that was ritualistic and legalistic with the iron rule of "eye for an eye and tooth for a tooth," took origin in the sweet heart of Jesus abound in compassion for the sinners and marginalized in the society.
The question is not whether the legalistic decisions that independence is supposed to facilitate are better than nonlegalistic alternatives.
"If PASYDY chooses legalistic theories, believing that modernisation of the public service will be avoided, they have another think coming," Anastasiades said, using the strongest language yet against PASYDY's obstinate leadership.
According to the paper, the minister also mounted a strong attack on the critics of his plans, accusing them of "legalistic hair-splitting" and preferring silence to justice.
But when it comes to addressing undisciplined government, legalistic constitutionalism by itself is inadequate and often even counterproductive.
Ministers say changes will make the process less legalistic and it should be easier for SMEs to access state-funded contracts, worth around pounds 230billion a year.