They are apt to be conventional, legalistic, and maintainers of the status quo.
The limitations of the Secretary of State are the limitations of a legalistic mind.
At any rate, the danger of a legalistic propaganda either in Philippi or in Rome does not seem to be very seriously in view.
Then if he has time left, he may devote it to legalistic discussions, and there would be no harm.
No amount of legalistic argument can becloud this issue in the eyes of these ten million American citizens.
Legalistic controversy over missionary methods had previously absorbed so much energy that little was left for missionary work.
Some such eschatology of divine judgment and reward is an almost necessary complement to the legalistic type of religion.
And it accords with the position which the legalistic opposition had now taken up.
They protect from exaggeration and abuse the liberty already defended from legalistic encroachments.
Still he had risen to great heights of oratory and legalistic reason.