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Definition of "canonist" [can•on•ist]

  • A person specializing in canon law. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "canonist" in a sentence
  • "It seems as if you mean that the canonist is looking for an indicator (even if not a definitive one) of the thing the theologian is concerned with."
  • "Carl - be careful, we need to promote some humility for our favorite canonist."
  • "While others can better describe his work with, say, the Institute for Priestly Formation, Cursillo, or Charismatic Renewal, it's Carlson the canonist who interests me."