Definitions for juristˈdʒʊər ɪst
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word jurist
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a person versed in the law, as a judge, lawyer, or legal scholar.
Origin of jurist:
1475–85; (< MF juriste) < ML jūrista. See jus , -ist
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
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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