The court decision set a new and courageous precedent in German jurisprudence.
The Supreme Court is not going to change its jurisprudence tomorrow, even in face of the big victory for the virtue of difference.
This decision turned the trial of Whitey Bulger into one of the most lopsided cases in the history of jurisprudence.
1620s, "knowledge of law," from French jurisprudence (17c.) and directly from Late Latin iurisprudentia "the science of law," from iuris "of right, of law" (genitive of ius; see jurist) + prudentia "knowledge, a foreseeing" (see prudence). Meaning "the philosophy of law" is first attested 1756. Related: Jurisprudential.
The philosophy of law. Jurisprudence implies creating a body of law and methods for interpreting the law, studying the relationships between law and society, and predicting the effects of legal decisions. In the United States, lawmakers, attorneys, scholars, and courts all take an active role in guiding jurisprudence.