how to pronounce legalism


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legalism is pronounced in four syllables

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meanings of legalism


  1. A school of thought, originating in ancient China during the Warring States period and officially adopted during the Qin dynasty, advocating rule of law as key to ensuring social stability.
  2. A legal axiom, term or rule.
  3. A doctrine of salvation by strictly adhering to the requirements of divine law.
  4. A philosophy of focusing on the text of written law to the exclusion of the intent of law, elevating strict adherence to law over justice, mercy, grace and common sense.

legalism frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word legalism occurs in english on average 0.6 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics legalism can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that legalism can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

2) education, science, and technology;

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