Definitions for juristˈdʒʊər ɪst

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ju•ristˈdʒʊər ɪst(n.)

  1. a person versed in the law, as a judge, lawyer, or legal scholar.

    Category: Law

Origin of jurist:

1475–85; (< MF juriste) < ML jūrista. See jus , -ist

Princeton's WordNet

  1. jurist, legal expert(noun)

    a legal scholar versed in civil law or the law of nations

  2. judge, justice, jurist(noun)

    a public official authorized to decide questions brought before a court of justice


  1. jurist(Noun)

    a judge

  2. jurist(Noun)

    an expert in law or jurisprudence

Webster Dictionary

  1. Jurist(adj)

    one who professes the science of law; one versed in the law, especially in the civil law; a writer on civil and international law


  1. Jurist

    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.


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