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le·gal·ism

 (lē′gə-lĭz′əm)
n.
1. Overly strict or rigid adherence to the law or to a religious or moral code.
2. A legal term or expression, especially one that is unnecessarily technical.

le′gal·ist n.
le′gal·is′tic adj.
le′gal·is′ti·cal·ly adv.

legalistic

(ˌliːɡəˈlɪstɪk)
adj
(Law) of, relating to, or exhibiting strict adherence to the law, esp to the letter of the law rather than its spirit
ˌlegalˈistically adv
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legalistic

[ˌliːgəˈlɪstɪk] ADJlegalista

legalistic

adjlegalistisch

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[ˌliːgəˈlɪstɪk] adjlegalista
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