an expert in law, especially ancient law.

Origin of legist

First recorded in 1425–75; late Middle English word from Medieval Latin word lēgista. See legal, -ist
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a person versed in the law

Word Origin for legist

C15: from Medieval Latin lēgista, from lēx law
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