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A person specializing in canon law.

can′on·is′tic, can′on·is′ti·cal adj.
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(Ecclesiastical Terms) a specialist in canon law
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(ˈkæn ə nɪst)

a person who is a specialist in canon law.
can`on•is′tic, can`on•is′ti•cal, adj.
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Noun1.canonist - a specialist in canon law
specialiser, specialist, specializer - an expert who is devoted to one occupation or branch of learning
Adj.1.canonist - pertaining to or characteristic of a body of rules and principles accepted as axiomatic; e.g. "canonist communism"
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58 80, containing two small collections of canonistical material with parallels with the Hibernensis, was copied at Boniface's request: Rob Meens, "The Oldest Manuscript Witness of the Collectio Canonum Hibemensis," Peritia 14 (2000): 1-19, at 13-14.