com·​par·​a·​tiv·​ist kəm-ˈper-ə-ti-vist How to pronounce comparativist (audio)

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web As the Oxford legal comparativist Bernard Rudden put it: The traditional concepts of the common law of property were created for and by the ruling classes at a time when the bulk of their capital was land. Adam Tooze, The New York Review of Books, 28 Jan. 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

1887, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of comparativist was in 1887

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“Comparativist.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Jan. 2023.

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