legalist

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noun le·gal·ist \ˈlē-gə-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

legalistic

play \ˌlē-gə-ˈli-stik\ adjective

legalistically

play \ˌlē-gə-ˈli-sti-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

1771

First Known Use of legalist

1771


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