nomothetical

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nomothetic or nomothetical (ˌnɒməˈθɛtɪk)
 
adj
1.  giving or enacting laws; legislative
2.  psychol Compare idiographic of or relating to the search for general laws or traits, esp in personality theory
 
[C17: from Greek nomothetikos, from nomothetēs lawgiver]
 
nomothetical or nomothetical
 
adj
 
[C17: from Greek nomothetikos, from nomothetēs lawgiver]

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