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decretist

[dih-kree-tist]
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noun (in medieval universities)
  1. a student in the faculty of law.
  2. a student of the Decretals; expert in the canon law.
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Origin of decretist

1350–1400; < Medieval Latin dēcrētista, equivalent to Latin dēcrēt(um) decree + -ista -ist
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