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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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Leahy called the 2019 budget proposal "a repeat of the simplistic, formulistic approach" that was rejected last year by members of Congress and the diplomatic and development community.
The State Department and USAID budget request for FY19 is a repeat of the simplistic, formulistic approach that was widely repudiated by Congress and the diplomatic and development community in FY18.
Although applying Section 382 may seem daunting, not to mention formulistic and documentation driven, these practical tips may help to reduce the burden on taxpayers as they learn to apply the rules of Section 382.
According to Mooney, "every important ceremony--whether connected with medicine, love, hunting, or the ball play--contains a prayer to the 'Long Person,' the formulistic name for water, or more strictly speaking, for the river.
85) The Chief Justice set out a formulistic approach to this issue.
Records from Mesopotamia, where seven appears as a sacred, formulistic number, are not documented in writing until the Bronze Age.
The appellate court, however, has also been charged with favoring bright line, formulistic rules that may be oversimplifying the policy interests at stake in the development of substantive patent law.
The formulistic and often arbitrary definition and differentiation of diagnoses promoted by these diagnostic systems inhibit creative thinking about diagnoses and limit the examination of conditions that do not fit into the internationally accepted categories.
Techniques and tactics are not only different but opposite in nature-the first is formulistic and the second should be situational-and like our conventional forces, SOF are mostly not tactically competent, at least from what I have seen of them.
I have also tried to demonstrate that in the face of daunting challenges in which they must attempt to figure out and navigate a foreign legal and bureaucratic system with its complex and foreign terminologies, moralities and meanings that are designed to exclude as much as they are to include, many refugee claimants devote a great deal of time and energy into learning these new words and worlds, as they recognize that they must learn to present themselves and tell their stories in a certain way, and 'materialize' into a particular formation of sexual identity and refugeeness that matches the adjudicators formalistic and formulistic definitions and juridical common sense (18).
However, although a "maximum exclusion allowance" still applies, the formulistic limit on amounts that can be contributed was eliminated about a decade ago, he says.
Although Arthurs noted that Dicey himself did not define ordinary law with precision, he concluded that Dicey's assertion "invites formulistic compliance.