legalism - definition and synonyms

noun 

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/ˈliːɡəˌlɪz(ə)m/
singularlegalism
plurallegalisms
  1. 1
    [uncountable] the fact that someone obeys the laws in a very strict and exact way
  2. 2
    [countable] a word or phrase used in law