Definition of legalistic:
It gave a legalistic
excuse to imprison, burn and hang people for expressing an opinion which the ruling classes did not like.
- "Manhood of Humanity.", Alfred Korzybski.
In the legalistic
climate of these times, attorneys were prosperous.
- "Our Legal Heritage, 4th Ed.", S. A. Reilly.
The first element lays stress upon the legalistic
attitude, upon our honour, our rights, our property; the second is less jingoistic, less aggressive, less jealous in honour.
- "American World Policies", Walter E. Weyl.