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- n. One who sums up or writes a summary.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One who sums up; one who forms an abridgment or summary.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who forms an abridgment or summary; specifically, a medieval writer of a compendium (Latin summa), especially of theology, as St. Thomas Aquinas.
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He deserves his renown as the first great summist chiefly because, in spite of the opposition which his work met during his lifetime, its influence grew greater in time, until in the thirteenth century it was universally adopted as a text.
The first great summist was Peter Lombard (died 1160), author of the