legist

[ lee-jist ]
/ ˈli dʒɪst /

noun

an expert in law, especially ancient law.

Nearby words

  1. legislative veto,
  2. legislator,
  3. legislatorial,
  4. legislatrix,
  5. legislature,
  6. legit,
  7. legitim,
  8. legitimacy,
  9. legitimate,
  10. legitimate government

Origin of legist

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

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British Dictionary definitions for legist

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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