American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. One who has thorough knowledge and experience of law, especially an eminent judge, lawyer, or legal scholar. Also called jurisprudent.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who professes the science of law; one versed in the law, or more particularly in the civil law; one who writes on the subject of law.
- n. In universities, a student in the faculty of law.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. One who professes the science of law; one versed in the law, especially in the civil law, such as a judge, lawyer, or legal scholar; a writer on civil and international law.
- n. a public official authorized to decide questions brought before a court of justice
- n. a legal scholar versed in civil law or the law of nations
- Middle English, from Old French juriste, from Medieval Latin iūrista, from Latin iūs, iūr-, law; see yewes- in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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“Where there is such a legislation, it becomes, in actual application to it, a system of positive right and law; and he who is versed in the knowledge of this system is called a jurist or jurisconsult (jurisconsultus).”
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