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decretist

[dih-kree-tist] /dɪˈkri tɪst/
noun, (in medieval universities)
1.
a student in the faculty of law.
2.
a student of the Decretals; expert in the canon law.
Origin of decretist
1350-1400
1350-1400; < Medieval Latin dēcrētista, equivalent to Latin dēcrēt(um) decree + -ista -ist
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