letter of the law
n.
A strict, literal, word-for-word interpretation of laws and statutes. See also spirit of the law

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letter of the law
The strict and exact force of the language used in a statute, as distinguished from the spirit, general purpose, and policy of the statute.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


letter of the law
The strict and exact force of the language used in a statute, as distinguished from the spirit, general purpose, and policy of the statute.

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