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legalist

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noun le·gal·ist \-list\

Definition of legalist

  1. 1 :  an advocate or adherent of moral legalism

  2. 2 :  one that views things from a legal standpoint; especially :  one that places primary emphasis on legal principles or on the formal structure of governmental institutions

le·gal·is·tic play \ˌlē-gə-ˈlis-tik\ adjective
le·gal·is·ti·cal·ly play \-ti-k(ə-)lē\ adverb


1646

First Known Use of legalist

1646


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