noun pe·ri·tus \pəˈrētəs\

Definition of peritus



\-ētē, -ēˌtē\
  1. :  an expert (as in theology or canon law) who advises and assists the hierarchy (as in the drafting of schemata) at a Vatican council

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Origin and Etymology of peritus

New Latin, from Latin peritus, adjective, skilled, experienced — more at perite

First Known Use: 1962

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to criticize severely

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