We have put together a list of words that are similar to LEGALISM.

1 Alternative Words Similar to legalism

1 Conformity Noun      Synonym Words Like Conformity

5 definitions of legalism

1 Strict adherence to law or prescription; belief in the efficacy of adhering strictly to the require ments of the law.
2 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.
3 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.
4 A legal axiom; a statement couched as a proverb expressing a rule of law.
5 strict conformity to the letter of the law rather than its spirit
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