Definition of leguleian in US English:

leguleian

adjective

rare, depreciative
  • Dealing in petty legal matters or relating to legal affairs of this kind; (more generally) engaging in petty quibbling.

Origin

Early 17th century; earliest use found in George Webbe (b. 1581), Church of Ireland bishop of Limerick. From classical Latin lēgulēius specialist in legal technicalities + -an.

Pronunciation

leguleian

/lɛɡjʊˈliːən/