le·​gist ˈlē-jist How to pronounce legist (audio)
: a specialist in law
especially : one learned in Roman or civil law

Word History


Middle English, from Middle French legiste, from Medieval Latin legista, from Latin leg-, lex

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of legist was in the 15th century

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Cite this Entry

“Legist.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/legist. Accessed 10 Dec. 2023.

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