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  • n. A legal scholar of the Middle Ages, specifically one who authored commentaries or glosses on legal texts (often the Corpus Juris of Justinian).

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A writer of glosses or comments; a commentator.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The writer of a gloss; a glossarist; a scholiast.
  • n. Specifically, one of a class of jurists in the middle ages who wrote short notes or glosses on the Corpus Juris Civilis.


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  • (noun) - He that makes a glosse or comment to interpret the hard meaning of words or things.

    --Edward Phillips' New World of English Words, 1598

    January 16, 2018