plural periti
: an expert (as in theology or canon law) who advises and assists the hierarchy (as in the drafting of schemata) at a Vatican council

Word History


New Latin, from Latin peritus, adjective, skilled, experienced

First Known Use

1962, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of peritus was in 1962

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“Peritus.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Jun. 2024.

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