from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. One who has thorough knowledge and experience of law, especially an eminent judge, lawyer, or legal scholar. Also called jurisprudent.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. a judge
- n. an expert in law or jurisprudence
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- 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.
from The 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.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- 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)