Meaning of nomothetic

nom•o•thet•ic

Pronunciation: (nom"u-thet'ik), [key]
— adj.
  1. giving or establishing laws; legislative.
  2. founded upon or derived from law.
  3. pertaining to or involving the study or formulation of general or universal laws (opposed to idiographic).
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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