Pronunciation: (klas'u-sist), [key]
1. an adherent of classicism in literature or art (contrasted with romanticist).
2. an authority on the classics; a classical scholar.
3. a person who advocates study of the ancient Greek and Roman classics. Also,clas•si•cal•istPronunciation: (klas'i-ku-list). [key]
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