Definitions for jurisprudenceˌdʒʊər ɪsˈprud ns

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. jurisprudence, law, legal philosophy(noun)

    the branch of philosophy concerned with the law and the principles that lead courts to make the decisions they do

  2. law, jurisprudence(noun)

    the collection of rules imposed by authority

    "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"

Wiktionary

  1. jurisprudence(Noun)

    The philosophy, science, and study of law and decisions based on the interpretation thereof

  2. Origin: Latin iurisprudentia

Webster Dictionary

  1. Jurisprudence(adj)

    the science of juridical law; the knowledge of the laws, customs, and rights of men in a state or community, necessary for the due administration of justice

  2. Origin: [L. jurisprudentia; jus, juris, right, law + prudentia a foreseeing, knowledge of a matter, prudence: cf. F. jurisprudence. See Just, a., and Prudence.]

Freebase

  1. Jurisprudence

    Jurisprudence is the study and theory of law. Scholars of jurisprudence, or legal theorists, hope to obtain a deeper understanding of the nature of law, of legal reasoning, legal systems and of legal institutions. Modern jurisprudence began in the 18th century and was focused on the first principles of the natural law, civil law, and the law of nations. General jurisprudence can be broken into categories both by the type of question scholars seek to answer and by the theories of jurisprudence, or schools of thought, regarding how those questions are best answered. Contemporary philosophy of law, which deals with general jurisprudence, addresses problems in two rough groups: ⁕ Problems internal to law and legal systems as such. ⁕ Problems of law as a particular social institution as it relates to the larger political and social situation in which it exists. Answers to these questions come from four primary schools of thought in general jurisprudence: ⁕Natural law is the idea that there are rational objective limits to the power of legislative rulers. The foundations of law are accessible through human reason and it is from these laws of nature that human-created laws gain whatever force they have.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Jurisprudence

    The science or philosophy of law. Also, the application of the principles of law and justice to health and medicine.


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