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  • n. Plural form of legist.


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  • France comes from the brothel, and I maintain it against all, whoever you may be, whether journalists, economists, legists, or even were you better judges of liberty, of equality, and fraternity than the knife of the guillotine!

    Les Miserables

  • When Egypt produced savants and legists like Ibn al-Hajar,

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • There were a number of lawyers of the older type, men in sharp contrast and antagonism to the younger legists of the new American school.

    The Shape of Things to Come

  • A close student of history and surrounded with Roman legists, he regarded himself as heir to the tradition of Constantine, Justinian, and Charlemagne (whom he had canonized by his antipope) and aimed at restoring the glories of the Roman Empire.


  • In law, the traditions of the canonists and legists developed at Bologna and other universities continued through the Renaissance period.


  • Making use of Stoic-Roman-Christian ideas of natural, human, and public law, and of the ideas of legists and canonists, he declared that every man accused of a crime had the full right to public trial and to full legal defense by lawyers and documents and witnesses.

    Dictionary of the History of Ideas

  • As Justinian and medieval legists said, without magistrates the laws are useless and the state cannot exist.

    Dictionary of the History of Ideas

  • Medieval legists and theologians offered their own solution.

    Dictionary of the History of Ideas

  • In the Middle Ages legists and canonists accepted both the presumption and the limitations.

    Dictionary of the History of Ideas

  • Obviously of decisive importance for the transition from republic to empire during the period of the “principate,” the concept of the authority of the “princeps” (for lack of a precise equivalent, the Latin term has been carried over into English) developed its characteristic conno - tations, which the emperors and their legists would later use, during republican times.



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