the spirit of the law
Definition of the spirit of the law
: the aim or purpose of a law when it was written They seem to be more concerned with obeying the letter of the law than with understanding the spirit of the law.
Word by Word Definitions
: an animating or vital principle held to give life to physical organisms
: a supernatural being or essence: such as
: holy spirit
: to infuse with spirit
: to carry off usually secretly or mysteriously
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