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The precise wording rather than the spirit or intent. For example,
Since it was the first time he'd broken the rules, the school decided to ignore the letter of the law and just give him a warning
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letter of the law
(...) following the spirit of discretion rather than the rigid letter of the law.
Pope Gregory VII
Shears: You mean, you intend to uphold the letter of the law, no matter what it costs? Colonel...