noun. ['ˈliːgəˌlɪzəm'] strict conformity to the letter of the law rather than its spirit.
- -ism (English)
- legal (English)
- legalis (Latin)
Words that Rhyme with Legalism
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.