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1. One who uses or advocates the use of liturgical forms.
2. A scholar in liturgics.
3. A compiler of a liturgy or liturgies.
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(Ecclesiastical Terms) a student or composer of liturgical forms
ˈliturgism n
ˌliturˈgistic adj
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(ˈlɪt ər dʒɪst)

1. an authority on liturgies.
2. a compiler of a liturgy or liturgies.
3. a person who uses or favors the use of a liturgy.
lit′ur•gism, n.
lit`ur•gis′tic, adj.
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Noun1.liturgist - an authority on liturgies
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