canonist

[ kan-uh-nist ]
/ ˈkæn ə nɪst /

noun

a person who is a specialist in canon law.

Nearby words

  1. canonically,
  2. canonicals,
  3. canonicate,
  4. canonicity,
  5. canonicus,
  6. canonization,
  7. canonize,
  8. canonry,
  9. canons regular,
  10. canonsburg

Origin of canonist

1350–1400; Middle English. See canon1, -ist

Related formscan·on·is·tic, can·on·is·ti·cal, adjective

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canonist

/ (ˈkænənɪst) /

noun

a specialist in canon law
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