- a person who is a specialist in canon law.
Origin of canonist
Related Words for canonistdevotee, adherent, disciple, follower, zealot, supporter, convert, freak, proselyte, apostle, prophet, doctrinaire, religionist, canonist, upholder, dogmatist, acceptor, orthodox
Examples from the Web for canonist
Historical Examples of canonist
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