jurist, legal expert(noun)
a legal scholar versed in civil law or the law of nations
judge, justice, jurist(noun)
a public official authorized to decide questions brought before a court of justice
an expert in law or jurisprudence
one who professes the science of law; one versed in the law, especially in the civil law; a writer on civil and international law
Origin: [F. juriste, LL. jurista, fr. L. jus, juris, right, law. See Just, a.]
A jurist or jurisconsult is a professional who studies, develops, applies, or otherwise deals with the law. The term is widely used in American and Canadian English, but in the United Kingdom and many Commonwealth countries it has only historical and specialist usage. In most of continental Europe any person who possesses a degree in law and works professionally with the law is referred to with a word resembling jurist.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
jōō′rist, n. one who is versed in the science of law, esp. Roman or civil law: a civilian.—adjs. Jurist′ic, -al.—adv. Jurist′ically. [Fr. juriste.]
The numerical value of jurist in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of jurist in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
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The Senate gets to have a say, in order to get this done, the president is not going to be able to go out, nor would it be his instinct anyway, to pick the most liberal jurist in the nation and put them on the court.
He was an extraordinary individual and jurist, admired and treasured by his colleagues, his passing is a great loss to the court and the country he so loyally served. We extend our deepest condolences to his wife Maureen and his family.
The Senate gets to have a say, and so in order to get this done, the President is not going to be able to go out -- nor would it be his instinct anyway -- to pick the most liberal jurist in the nation and put them on the court. There are plenty of judges on high courts already who have had unanimous support of the Republicans.
In the meantime, the American people are going to have the ability to gauge whether the person I've nominated is well within the mainstream, is a good jurist, is somebody who's worthy to sit on the Supreme Court, i think it will be very difficult for Mr. McConnell to explain how, if the public concludes that this person's very well qualified, that the Senate should stand in the way simply for political reasons.
While the commission's report is of no immediate legal effect, it may, nonetheless, pave the way for later investigations and potentially prosecutions of Israeli and Palestinian military personnel by the International Criminal Court by providing the ICC needed political cover, the fact that the commission was headed by Mary McGowan Davis, an esteemed American jurist, makes its impact all the greater, especially in the United States, where findings by U.N. bodies are regularly derided.
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