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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A specialist in law.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. One skilled in the law; a writer on law.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One skilled in the laws; a writer on law.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One skilled in the laws.

Etymologies

Middle English legiste, from Old French, from Medieval Latin lēgista, from Latin lēx, lēg-, law; see leg- in Indo-European roots.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Middle French légiste, from Medieval Latin lēgista, from Latin lex ("law"). Compare legal. (Wiktionary)

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