peritus

noun
pe·​ri·​tus | \ pəˈrētəs \
plural periti\ -​ētē , -​ēˌtē \

Definition of peritus

: 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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First Known Use of peritus

1962, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for peritus

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

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“Peritus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/peritus. Accessed 27 Nov. 2020.

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