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legist

[lee-jist] /ˈli dʒɪst/
noun
1.
an expert in law, especially ancient law.
Origin of legist
late Middle English
1425-1475
First recorded in 1425-75; late Middle English word from Medieval Latin word lēgista. See legal, -ist
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legist

/ˈliːdʒɪst/
noun
1.
a person versed in the law
Word Origin
C15: from Medieval Latin lēgista, from lēx law
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