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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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Second, legalism ensures that the government will not circumvent the basic political rights through subterfuge.
Legalism is observed where a party appeals to a formal legal contract and/or an informal binding agreement to gain compliance (Frazier/Summers 1984).
While prominent transitional-justice scholars are willing to accept political action as an integral part of the legal field, the human-rights field is characterized by an apolitical legalism that is seen as necessary for its very legitimacy.
There is nothing to say regarding our legalism because we already have legalism to be lawyers,' he said.
The Lasse Hallstrom film "Chocolat" is the basis of an examination of personal piety, legalism, self-righteousness, grace, redemption and other topics appropriate for the season of introspection and repentance.
In this backdrop, a restraint strategy needs to be replaced in place of imperialist legalism in terms of humanitarian intervention/ US' preemptive defence/targeted killing via drone strikes.
The parliament has granted members of country's top judicial authorities' members, law professors, members of the parliament's committee of constitutional and legalism affairs a time limit of 30 days to review the government draft and provide their comments.
Drawing on the Qur'an and his own Sufi tradition, he points to love and the search for divine revelation as twin antidotes to religion's dangerous slide towards legalism.
Legalism was a school of thought with the belief that people were basically "not good," and strong laws were needed to keep order in society.
A decision to appeal certain aspects of court rulings awarding damages to the family of fireman Vasilis Krokos, who died in the blast of 98 containers filled with explosives near Mari in July 2011, prompted harsh criticism against the Legal Service, with accusations of "heartlessness", "pettiness and cruelty", and "short-sighted legalism" appearing in print media.
What drove me to this book is my current interest in religious legalism. In that regard, Tyra defines legalism as: "the idea that our righteousness before God is earned rather than received as a gift" (p.
The following analysis of Legal Orders, and of Legalism in particular, derive from my study of jurisprudence and history, and from the three fields in which I worked as a lawyer--barrister; government lawyer and adviser, and as Head of the Papua New Guinea Office in the movement of Papua New Guinea to self-government and Independence.