Words Like LEGALISM
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5 definitions of legalism
Strict adherence to law or prescription; belief in the efficacy of adhering strictly to the require ments of the law.
Specifically In theology, the doctrine that salvation depends on strict observance of the law, as distinguished from the doctrine of salvation through grace; also, the tendency to observe with great strictness the letter of religious law, rather than its spirit.
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.
A legal axiom; a statement couched as a proverb expressing a rule of law.
strict conformity to the letter of the law rather than its spirit