Meaning of civilist in English:


Pronunciation /ˈsɪv(ə)lɪst/ /ˈsɪvɪlɪst/


  • An expert in or student of civil law; a practitioner of this; specifically (the title of) the Professor of Civil Law at King's College, Aberdeen (now historical).


Mid 16th century; earliest use found in The Complaynt of Scotland. From post-classical Latin civilista civil lawyer from classical Latin cīvīlis + -ista, after post-classical Latin canonista canonist.