Legist meaning

lē'jĭst
A specialist in law.
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A person who has special knowledge of the law, or of some branch of it.
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One skilled in the law.
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A writer on law, a legislator, a lawmaker.
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Origin of legist

  • Middle English legiste from Old French from Medieval Latin lēgista from Latin lēx lēg- law leg- in Indo-European roots
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Middle French légiste, from Medieval Latin lÄ“gista, from Latin lex (“law"). Compare legal.
    From Wiktionary