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A specialist in law.

[Middle English legiste, from Old French, from Medieval Latin lēgista, from Latin lēx, lēg-, law; see leg- in Indo-European roots.]
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(Professions) a person versed in the law
[C15: from Medieval Latin lēgista, from lēx law]
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(ˈli dʒɪst)

an expert in law, esp. ancient law.
[1425–75; late Middle English < Medieval Latin lēgista. See legal, -ist]
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a person who is skilled or well versed in law.
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"I am pleased that a legist of your learning and authority should have pronounced such an opinion.
This formidable thinker claimed Sufism from the periphery of popular piety to the Muslim mainstream he was at once a Sufi, a legist and a theologian, casting his lot among that dreaded community called 'ulema', the 'clergy'.
(2) Medical Legist at the "Morgue del Callao", Professor of Human Anatomy at the "Federico Villarreal" National University, University of Piura and the Southern Scientific University, Lima-Peru.
This is, primarily, a study of the manner wherein the medieval legist and philosopher Moses Maimonides (Rambam; 1138-1204) incorporated wide swaths of Islamic commercial law in his magisterial summa legis, the Mishneh Torah (and to a significant degree deviated from Talmudic and post-Talmudic norms that were prima facie his only source of reference).
Elwany is a legist, observer of political affairs and policy analyst
Chayim Palaggi, a prominent 19th century legist based in Turkey, maintained that "it appears that God alters the nature of things in accordance with the rulings of the Sanhedrin." (173) This radical view suggests that authoritative judgments establish not only legal realities but metaphysical ones as well.
He was a statesman, grand vizier, historian as well as a legist and he represented the radical change of Ottoman intellectuals during the 19th century.
(44) That is, according to Uttamasikkha, Tipitakalankara is to be remembered only for his discipleship with members of Tisasanadhaja's lineage and his writings that engage with perceived authoritative scripture, not for his activities as a legist or alchemist.
Thus, he remains an adept mystic to Sufis, a mutakallim to Ash'aris, a Muslim philosopher (faylasuf) to those interested in Islam's relationship with Neo-Platonic philosophy, an usuli (legal theorist) to proponents of usul al-fiqh, a Shafi'i faqih (legist) to adherents of al-Shafi'i's (d.
The designation may be applied to new and substantially renovated properties that meet specific criteria, notably that they are designed to be at legist 15 percent more energy efficient than ASHRAE Standard 90.1-2007.