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Definitions for legalism
ˈli gəˌlɪz əmle·gal·ism

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. legalism(noun)

    strict conformity to the letter of the law rather than its spirit


  1. legalism(Noun)

    A philosophy of focusing on the text of written law to the exclusion of the intent of law, elevating strict adherence to law over justice, mercy, grace and common sense.

  2. legalism(Noun)

    A legal axiom; a statement couched as a proverb expressing a rule of law.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Legalism(noun)

    strictness, or the doctrine of strictness, in conforming to law


  1. Legalism

    In Chinese history, Legalism was a philosophy emphasizing strict obedience to the law system. It was one of the main philosophic currents during the Warring States period. It was a utilitarian political philosophy that did not address higher questions like the purpose and nature of life. The school's most famous proponent and contributor Han Fei Zi

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Legalism

    adherence to the strict letter of the law often in disregard of the spirit and even in defiance of it.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of legalism in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of legalism in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

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