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1. legalism

noun. ['ˈliːgəˌlɪzəm'] strict conformity to the letter of the law rather than its spirit.

Synonyms

  • conformity

Antonyms

  • nonconformity
  • unorthodoxy

Etymology

  • -ism (English)
  • legal (English)
  • legalis (Latin)

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Example sentences of the word legalism


1. Noun, singular or mass
Pastors within the Baptist church caution congregants and clergy alike that tithing is a worshipful act, and should not be motivated by legalism.

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