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legalism

strict adherence to the law, esp the stressing of the letter of the law rather than its spirit
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To defend the legitimacy of its position with regard to the doctrines of intervention-cum-drone operations, Washington needs to replace its strategic legalism with idealist-cum-moralist legalism thereby leaving its materially conceived interests, without this judicious recourse, future of US foreign policy seems totally adrift and misdirected via fervent scepticism.
In view of all of the above, the SEC ruling is unacceptable legalism to justify its closure of Rappler.
Jesus had lambasted the Jewish leaders, the Scribes and Pharisees, for their ritualism and legalism.
So, I suspect I have a natural bent toward legalism (just like I suspect I have a natural bent toward poor posture).
Legalism is the central legal order of the western legal tradition, which itself is composed of two great legal systems--the English common law and the European civil law.
Let us set aside partisan politics and stop the urge to exhibit our ability to find nuances of legalism that can delay, or worse, derail the process, feeding on the cynicism and playing on the fears in the national psyche that are more reflex reaction than reasoned response.
The obtained results of this research show that among the components of quality of working life, fair payment, opportunities for growth, social affilitation, legalism, general atomospher of life, development capabilities are affected by conflict teachers and other components are not influenced by the conflicts.
That depends on one's views about complicated issues like minority rights, the determinacy of law, and the nature of legalism itself.
The first, "human rights legalism," stems from the Nuremberg Trials and stresses the promotion of law, trials, and individual criminal responsibility in the aftermath of atrocity.
It established legalism over justice, so a known, convicted murderer could spend up to 10 years in the court system before being executed.
Beginning in the 1980s, the High Court of Australia began to shift from a strict legalism philosophy towards a path of greater judicial activism while at the same time undergoing a significant institutional change because of the change in jurisdiction that required litigants to seek special leave to appeal in civil cases, which allowed the Court greater ability to select the cases it wanted to hear.
And while the work ends with a death sentence, it is clear that the defendant has triumphed by spiritually transcending the narrow legalism of the religious court.