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Definition of "legalist" [le•gal•ist]

  • One who adheres to legalism. (noun) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "legalist" in a sentence
  • "I've also been called a legalist and accused of thinking myself better than others (the true definition of legalism is believing that I must do certain things in order to be/stayed saved - which I don't, and wearing dresses wouldn't be one of those things!)."
  • "I was actually trying to single out Shang Yang from the rest of the 'legalists', and tried to argue that the later legalists probably have mis-understood Shang's spirit and believes. in other words, calling Shang a legalist is a misnomer."
  • "He calls the legalist Pharisees white washed tombs and sons of the devil."