Legists

(redirected from legist)
Also found in: Dictionary, Legal, Wikipedia.

Legists

 

(1) Medieval jurists who helped disseminate Roman law in Western Europe. As advocates of centralized royal power, they called for the restriction of the jurisdiction of the manorial and ecclesiastic courts, as well as for municipal self-government. During the reception of Roman law in France, the legists included some of its norms in collections of provincial legal customs, which sometimes resulted in radical changes in the old law in the spirit of the Roman tradition. For example, under the influence of the legists, the old French rule of the division of an inheritance among sons was replaced by the principle of inheritance by all the children of the legator irrespective of sex and the equal distribution of the legacy among them. One of the most famous legists, the French jurist Beaumanoir, compiled a collection of French common law entitled The Customs of Beauvaisis.

(2) Ancient Chinese thinkers from the fifth to the third century B.C. The best-known legist was the scholar and political figure Shang Yang (390–338 B.C.).

References in periodicals archive ?
Principiile etice ce caracterizeaza responsabilitatea expertului legist sunt asemanatoare cu cele ce guverneaza responsabilitatea profesiei medicale, in general, cu precizarea ca in cazul psihiatriei expertale, apar implicatii etice atat asupra individului si societatii, cat si asupra domeniului juridic cu care se afla in stransa legatura.
In addition to court prose, he was also a legist (skilled in legal cases, theories, and precedent texts).
5 hours with the government's legist members and Justice and Development (AK) Party's senior officials at the party headquarters yesterday.
Supremacy of law does not mean supremacy of a legist," Ergin said.
The Rulers and ruled alike are governed by the sharia, as interpreted and applied by the learned scholars of Islam, the ulama, and the legists, the fuqaha.
Competition, variation in the market conditions, governmental procedures, legists, and other factors are obvious samples of environmental factors [6].
In its plea, the Forum of Indian Legists, an association of lawyers, said the varsity is going to make lakhs of students "guinea pigs" of the new education system.
Clio at the Bar: A Guide to Historical Method for Legists and Jurists, 83 MINN.
In favour of Ijtihad, Jamal ad-Din said that the great legists and scholars of the past broadened their understanding of the Qur'an's meaning, but they could not fully grasp all Qur'an's secrets.
Politicians and legists showed the parliament as the addressee to solve the matter concerning the national will that has been blocked by the judiciary.
By the seventeenth century, most legists were in the employ of the government, and the professors and author-jurists who held out had to function within a diminishing 'moral community' created by the financial and material dependence of their less independent peers on the ruling powers" (p.