- a person who is a specialist in canon law.
Origin of canonist
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Stephen of Tournai, a canonist of the twelfth century, recognizes the two powers; but he only knows one society, under one king.The Unity of Civilization
His life under these circumstances continued to be simply that of a physician and canonist.
In 1874 Father Camillo Tarquini was raised to the cardinalate for his ability as a canonist.The Jesuits, 1534-1921
Thomas J. Campbell
Joannes of Lignano, near Milan, a canonist and natural philosopher, who flourished about 1378.Chaucer for Children
Mrs. H. R. Haweis
Linian; 'the canonist Giovanni di Lignano, once illustrious, now forgotten, though several works of his remain.
- a specialist in canon law
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