decretist

[ dih-kree-tist ]
/ dɪˈkri tɪst /

noun (in medieval universities)

a student in the faculty of law.
a student of the Decretals; expert in the canon law.

Origin of decretist

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