Definition of civilist in English:

civilist

noun

  • An expert in or student of civil law; a practitioner of this; specifically (the title of) the Professor of Civil Law at King's College, Aberdeen (now historical).

Origin

Mid 16th century; earliest use found in The Complaynt of Scotland. From post-classical Latin civilista civil lawyer from classical Latin cīvīlis + -ista, after post-classical Latin canonista canonist.

Pronunciation

civilist

/ˈsɪvɪlɪst//ˈsɪv(ə)lɪst/