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Meaning of criminalist

crim•i•nal•ist

Pronunciation: (krim'u-nl-ist), [key]
— n.
  1. an expert in criminalistics.
  2. a person who studies or practices criminology; criminologist.
  3. an expert in criminal law.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.