from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A person learned in law; a jurist.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. a person authorised to give legal advice.
- n. a master of the civil law. Abbreviation: J.C.
- n. a master of jurisprudence.
- n. someone who has studied law.
- n. a jurist.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A man learned in the civil law; an expert in juridical science; a professor of jurisprudence; a jurist.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who gives his opinion in cases of law; one learned, in jurisprudence; a jurist; specifically, a master of the civil law.
Latin iūriscōnsultus : iūris, genitive of iūs, law; see yewes- in Indo-European roots + cōnsultus, skilled, past participle of cōnsulere, to take counsel.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin jūris consultus ("one skilled in the law"). (Wiktionary)