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the doctrine that formal structure rather than content is what should be represented

(philosophy) the philosophical theory that formal (logical or mathematical) statements have no meaning but that its symbols (regarded as physical entities) exhibit a form that has useful applications

the practice of scrupulous adherence to prescribed or external forms

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And, while it is not entirely clear how sticky such a rule might be, from the way these tribunals formalistically severed treaty and contract, the strong implication is that expectation damages qua FMV should be understood as effectively mandatory.
In the following cases in Rukeyser's poetry and prose, Whitman's work is manifest thematically, rhetorically, and/or formalistically.
The ignorance that sets the Clausewitzian citizen-soldier apart from civilians is apparent in both poems, for it is not just thematically suggested, but formalistically pronounced.
sexually violent predators is formalistically a civil procedure, its
Here again, law applies formalistically, and courts are generally deprived of the discretion to refrain from invoking the revocation-by-divorce doctrine based on evidence regarding the testator's intentions.
that such a rule should not be applied formalistically.
In one of his early poems, we find the idea of a god of work that formalistically imitates the well-known prayer "Our Father Who Art in Heaven," after the initial two-letter address to God, borrowed from the ancient hymn Te Deum laudamus (We Praise you, o God):
15) While it may be formalistically true that a contract only affects the rights of the two contracting parties, in practice these Terms of Service contracts may have wider reaching consequences.
The interview before 84 The common opinion is the commission was (15% of respondents that the commissions adequately structured argue that the act as appropriate, and sufficiently long procedure lasted although sometimes too to allow the too long or was too formalistically, upon prior familia- bureaucratic).
There may be boundary problems in distinguishing between marketing and bargaining because, formalistically, it is possible to convert bargaining to marketing.
argues against some of the Russian formalists' literary theory which renders the works of authors like Tolstoy and Dostoevsky rhetorically and formalistically determined.
Since adherence to these formalistically contrived confines of commerce power in large measure provoked the judicial crisis of 1937, one might reasonably have doubted that Members of this Court would ever again toy with a return to the days before [Jones & Laughlin] .
Formalistically, the most intriguing result born out of Mintz's removal of the active photographer is the bizarre and alien hand at work composing the photo collages.
183) They have not extended the definitional scope of aggression--which remains fully, formalistically limited to the international plane (184)-and only imperfectly reach the most critical part of internal conflicts, namely challenges to the very existence of the state's sovereignty authority.
In fact, [section]25 becomes an instructive readerly allegory for understanding how the theme of boredom plays out in The Pale King, both formalistically and conceptually, and typifies Wallace's "aesthetic of boredom.