Meaning of “legalistic” in the English Dictionary

"legalistic" in British English

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legalisticadjective

uk /ˌliː.ɡəlˈɪs.tɪk/ us /ˌliː.ɡəlˈɪs.tɪk/ disapproving

giving too much attention to legal rules and details:

a legalistic interpretation of the facts
legalistically
adverb uk /ˌliː.ɡəlˈɪs.tɪ.kəl.i/ us /ˌliː.ɡəlˈɪs.tɪ.kəl.i/

(Definition of “legalistic” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)