legalism (plural legalisms)
- 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.
- (religion) A doctrine of salvation by strictly adhering to the requirements of divine law.
- A legal axiom, term or rule.
- antilegalism, anti-legalism
- Spanish: legalismo
- 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.
- German: Legalismus, Legismus
- Russian: леги́зм