halachist

[ hah-luh-kist, huh-lah-, huh-lak-ist ]
/ ˈhɑ lə kɪst, həˈlɑ-, həˈlæk ɪst /

noun

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halakhist

or ha·la·kist, ha·la·chist

[ hah-luh-kist, huh-lah-, huh-lak-ist ]
/ ˈhɑ lə kɪst, həˈlɑ-, həˈlæk ɪst /

noun

one of the writers or compilers of the Halakhah.
a person who is versed in the Halakhah.

Origin of halakhist

First recorded in 1880–85; Halakh(ah) + -ist
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