2. Adjective. Of a person, tending to resort to the law, as one who sues frequently. ¹
3. Adjective. Practicing or characterized by legalism. ¹
¹ Source: wiktionary.com
Definition of Legalistic
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Literary usage of Legalistic
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1. The Religious Teaching of the Old Testament by Albert Cornelius Knudson (1918)
"In such books as Ruth and Jonah it directly opposed the narrowness and exclusiveness of the legalistic program. In apocalyptic works, such as Joel, ..."
2. Schooling of the Immigrant by Frank Victor Thompson (1920)
"legalistic CIVICS The teaching in civics in the United States was born and nourished in an age of dry legalism. The first texts in civics were dry ..."
3. Essays in Biblical Interpretation by Henry Preserved Smith (1921)
"II legalistic INTERPRETATION AS EARLY as the Maccabean period there existed /-\ among the Jews a party called the ..."
4. The Background of the Gospels: Or, Judaism in the Period Between the Old and by William Fairweather (1908)
"The Lack of spiritual Proportion in legalistic Judaism. " Denn das ist überhaupt das Wesen des Judenthums: die höchsten und die ..."
5. A Critical and Exegetical Commentary on the Epistle to the Galatians by Ernest De Witt Burton (1920)
"The apostle might perhaps have challenged the strictly legalistic ... He chose rather, admitting and even insisting upon the strictly legalistic meaning of ..."