Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A person learned in law; a jurist.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One who gives his opinion in cases of law; one learned, in jurisprudence; a jurist; specifically, a master of the civil law.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Law) A man learned in the civil law; an expert in juridical science; a professor of jurisprudence; a jurist.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun a person authorised to give legal advice.
  • noun Civil Law a master of the civil law. Abbreviation: J.C.
  • noun law a master of jurisprudence.
  • noun law someone who has studied law.
  • noun law a jurist.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Latin iūriscōnsultus : iūris, genitive of iūs, law; see yewes- in Indo-European roots + cōnsultus, skilled, past participle of cōnsulere, to take counsel.]

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From Latin jūris consultus ("one skilled in the law").

Examples

  • Khomeini preached the theory of wilayat al-faqih (jurisconsult); an elitist concept associated with the supremacy of senior Shiite clergy.

    Joshua Gleis: Religious Divisions in Iran's Leadership -- More than Meets the Eye

  • This polemical work was nearing completion when Pascal had the joy of seeing his friends, the Duc de Roannez and the jurisconsult Domat, converted to Jansenism, as well as his niece Marguerite Perier, who had been cured of a fistula of the eye by contact with a relic of the Holy Thorn preserved at Port Royal.

    Archive 2008-06-15

  • This polemical work was nearing completion when Pascal had the joy of seeing his friends, the Duc de Roannez and the jurisconsult Domat, converted to Jansenism, as well as his niece Marguerite Perier, who had been cured of a fistula of the eye by contact with a relic of the Holy Thorn preserved at Port Royal.

    Blaise Pascal

  • It would be a thousand times better, said a great jurisconsult, to sell the treasure of all the convents, and the plate of all the churches, than to sell justice.

    A Philosophical Dictionary

  • Not a parliament, not a presidential court, but was occupied in trying sorcerers; not a great jurisconsult who did not write memorials on possessions by the devil.

    A Philosophical Dictionary

  • A "fatwa" is simply a considered opinion of a Muslim jurisconsult.

    Tom Friedman and "Deaf" Americans

  • A jurisconsult, in his criminal institute, announces that the non-observance of Sundays and holidays is treason against the

    A Philosophical Dictionary

  • A "fatwa" is simply a considered opinion of a Muslim jurisconsult.

    Archive 2005-07-01

  • However, very few people want to see an Islamic revolution and the velayat-e faqih [Iran's "rule of the jurisconsult"].

    Ayatollah Democracy

  • However, very few people want to see an Islamic revolution and the velayat-e faqih [Iran's "rule of the jurisconsult"].

    Ayatollah Democracy

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  • Observe what some people will say

    If asked for the time of the day.

    The poorest result's

    From the jurisconsult

    Who will not opine without pay.

    April 7, 2015