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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

legalistic

[ˌliːgəˈlɪstɪk] adjlegalista
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Unfortunately, many people are so used to signing forms and ticking boxes, and so put off by the legalistic language used, they fail to consider what they're giving out.
It was a dry, legalistic moment with but little smiles, a matter of business almost and the meeting was adjourned immediately after.
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Thank goodness for MPs like Birkenhead''s Frank Field, who are prepared to put their heads above the parapet and cut through all the legalistic tosh.