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synonyms for legalistic

  • juridical
  • administrative
  • authoritative
  • constitutional
  • discriminating
  • distinguished
  • equitable
  • forensic
  • impartial
  • judgelike
  • judiciary
  • jurisdictional
  • juristic
  • lawful
  • magisterial
  • official
  • pontifical
  • principled
  • regular
  • statutory
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How to use legalistic in a sentence

Then if he has time left, he may devote it to legalistic discussions, and there would be no harm.
A HISTORY OF MEDIAEVAL JEWISH PHILOSOPHYISAAC HUSIK
And it accords with the position which the legalistic opposition had now taken up.
THE EXPOSITOR'S BIBLE: THE EPISTLE TO THE GALATIANSG. G. FINDLAY
They protect from exaggeration and abuse the liberty already defended from legalistic encroachments.
THE EXPOSITOR'S BIBLE: THE EPISTLE TO THE GALATIANSG. G. FINDLAY
Legalistic controversy over missionary methods had previously absorbed so much energy that little was left for missionary work.
AN AMERICAN RELIGIOUS MOVEMENTWINFRED ERNEST DOUGLAS
Still he had risen to great heights of oratory and legalistic reason.
CHILDREN OF THE MARKET PLACEEDGAR LEE MASTERS
At any rate, the danger of a legalistic propaganda either in Philippi or in Rome does not seem to be very seriously in view.
THE LITERATURE AND HISTORY OF NEW TESTAMENT TIMESJ. GRESHAM (JOHN GRESHAM) MACHEN
No amount of legalistic argument can becloud this issue in the eyes of these ten million American citizens.
STATE OF THE UNION ADDRESSES OF FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELTFRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT
The limitations of the Secretary of State are the limitations of a legalistic mind.
BEHIND THE MIRRORSCLINTON W. GILBERT
They are apt to be conventional, legalistic, and maintainers of the status quo.
HEREIN IS LOVEREUEL L. HOWE
Some such eschatology of divine judgment and reward is an almost necessary complement to the legalistic type of religion.
THE MAKING OF THE NEW TESTAMENTBENJAMIN W. BACON
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO LEGALISTIC

  • administrative
  • authoritative
  • constitutional
  • discriminating
  • distinguished
  • equitable
  • forensic
  • impartial
  • judgelike
  • judiciary
  • juridical
  • jurisdictional
  • juristic
  • lawful
  • legalistic
  • magisterial
  • official
  • pontifical
  • principled
  • regular
  • statutory
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.