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nomothetic (adj.)

"lawgiving, legislative; based on law," 1650s, from Latinized form of Greek nomothetikos "relating to legislation, legislative," from nomothetes "lawgiving," from nomos "usage, custom, law" (from PIE root *nem- "assign, allot; take") + thetes "one who puts, places, or establishes." Related: Nomothetical (1610s). Greek had nomothetēs "law-giver."

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Definitions of nomothetic

nomothetic (adj.)
relating to or involving the search for abstract universal principles;
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