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From French copiste. See copy.


copist (plural copists)

  1. (obsolete) A copier; one who copies.
    • Anthony Ashley Cooper, Earl of Shaftesbury
      [] whether the Writer be Poet, Philosopher, or of whatever kind, he is in truth no other than a copist after NATURE.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for copist in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)