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legist

[ lee-jist ]
/ ˈli dʒɪst /
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noun

an expert in law, especially ancient law.

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Origin of legist

First recorded in 1425–75; late Middle English word from Medieval Latin word lēgista.See legal, -ist
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legist
/ (ˈliːdʒɪst) /

noun

a person versed in the law

Word Origin for legist

C15: from Medieval Latin lēgista, from lēx law
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