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civilist (plural civilists)
- (obsolete) One who studies or works with the civil law.
- (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”.
- (obsolete) A statesman, politician, or student of the political sciences.
Declension of civilist