legist

noun
le·​gist | \ ˈlē-jist How to pronounce legist (audio) \

Definition of legist

: a specialist in law especially : one learned in Roman or civil law

First Known Use of legist

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for legist

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

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“Legist.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/legist. Accessed 12 May. 2021.

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