from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A person who employs the comparative method, as in studying literature.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. a person who carries out a comparative study, especially of language and literary works
French comparatiste, from comparative, comparative, from comparer, to compare; see compare.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From comparative + -ist. (Wiktionary)