formulism

formulism

(ˈfɔːmjʊˌlɪzəm)
n
adherence to or belief in formulas
ˈformulist n, adj
ˌformuˈlistic adj

formulism

the basing of behavior and thinking upon existent categories, formulas, or systems of formulas; traditionalism. — formulist, n.formulistic, adj.
See also: Attitudes
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