American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The philosophy or science of law.
- n. A division or department of law: medical jurisprudence.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The science of law; the systematic knowledge of the laws, customs, and rights of men in a state or community necessary for the due administration of justice; the science which treats of compulsory laws, with special reference to their philosophy and history.
- n. The body of laws existing in a given state or nation.
- n. More specifically, the body of unwritten or judicial law considered in the light of its underlying principles and characteristic tendencies, and as distinguished from statute or legislative law.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. 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.
- n. the branch of philosophy concerned with the law and the principles that lead courts to make the decisions they do
- n. the collection of rules imposed by authority
- From Latin iurisprudentia. (Wiktionary)
- Late Latin iūrisprūdentia : Latin iūris, genitive of iūs, law; see yewes- in Indo-European roots + Latin prūdentia, knowledge (from prūdēns, prūdent-, knowing; see prudent). (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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“Peter Damian, who lost both his parents while still very young and was raised by his siblings, received a superlative education in jurisprudence and Greek and Latin culture.”
“SCt jurisprudence is developed with institutional media in mind; at first it seemed that the Court might not even apply the protections to nonmedia defendants.”
“The Eighth Amendment jurisprudence is a huge mess.”
“Happily your understanding of Second Amendment jurisprudence is as weak as your understanding of Bush v. Gore.”
“Given that under Erie the “secondary effects” concept can support a complete ban rather than just time, place, and manner restrictions, one way of looking at the “secondary effects” jurisprudence is as creating an intermediate category of semi-obscenity which gets more First Amendment protection than full obscenity, but less than ordinary speech.”
“In any event, the United States Supreme Court has made it abundantly clear that neither the reach of the exclusionary rule nor its retroactivity jurisprudence is simply a matter of constitutional construction; rather, both largely involve policy choices peculiarly within the discretion of the Court and subject to continual reassessment.”
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