meaning of CANONIST

CANONIST meaning in General Dictionary

a professor of canon legislation one skilled within the knowledge and training of ecclesiastical legislation

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  • regarding or characteristic of a body of rules and maxims accepted as axiomatic; e.g.
  • a professional in canon legislation
  • A professor of canon legislation; one competent in the understanding and practice of ecclesiastical law.

CANONIST meaning in Law Dictionary

One versed and competent when you look at the canon legislation; a professor of ecclesiastical law.

Sentence Examples with the word CANONIST

At first he followed a legal career at Pavia and Bologna, and when in 1499 he took his doctorate he was esteemed the most learned canonist in Europe.

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