Romanist

noun

Ro·​man·​ist ˈrō-mə-nist How to pronounce Romanist (audio)
1
often offensive : roman catholic
2
: a specialist in the language, culture, or law of ancient Rome
Romanist adjective
or Romanistic

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Word History

First Known Use

1534, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of Romanist was in 1534

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“Romanist.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Romanist. Accessed 29 Sep. 2022.

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Legal Definition

Romanist 1 of 2

noun

Ro·​man·​ist ˈrō-mə-nist How to pronounce Romanist (audio)
: a specialist in the law of ancient Rome

Romanist

2 of 2

adjective

: of or relating to the law of ancient Rome
Romanist tradition
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