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Formalist

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(n.) One overattentive to forms, or too much confined to them; esp., one who rests in external religious forms, or observes strictly the outward forms of worship, without possessing the life and spirit of religion.

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Webster, Noah. Entry for 'Formalist'. Noah Webster's American Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/web/f/formalist.html. 1828.

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