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Wiktionary

Up to date as of January 15, 2010

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English

Etymology

From Mediaeval Latin civilista, from Latin cīvīlis (civil (law)), on the pattern of Mediaeval Latin canonista (canonist)Latin canōn (rule).[1]

Pronunciation

  • (RP) IPA: /ˈsɪvɪlɪst/

Noun

Singular
civilist

Plural
civilists

civilist (plural civilists)

  1. (obsolete) One who studies or works with the civil law.
  2. (obsolete, theology) One who rejects the moral authority of Christ but who nevertheless adheres to a moral code in line with “civil righteousness” and “good citizenship”.
  3. (obsolete) A statesman, politician, or student of the political sciences.

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References

  • Notes:
  1. ^†civilist” listed in the Oxford English Dictionary [2nd Ed.; 1989]

Swedish

Noun

Inflection for civilist Singular Plural
common Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Base form civilist civilisten civilister civilisterna
Possessive form civilists civilistens civilisters civilisternas

civilist c.

  1. civilian

Synonyms

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