jurisprudential

jurisprudence

[joor-is-prood-ns, joor-is-prood-]
noun
1.
the science or philosophy of law.
2.
a body or system of laws.
3.
a department of law: medical jurisprudence.
4.
Civil Law. decisions of courts, especially of reviewing tribunals.

Origin:
1620–30; < Latin jūris prūdentia knowledge of the law. See jus, prudence

jurisprudential [joor-is-proo-den-shuhl] , adjective
jurisprudentially, adverb
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jurisprudence (ˌdʒʊərɪsˈpruːdəns)
 
n
1.  the science or philosophy of law
2.  a system or body of law
3.  a branch of law: medical jurisprudence
 
[C17: from Latin jūris prūdentia; see jus, prudence]
 
jurisprudential
 
adj
 
jurispru'dentially
 
adv

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jurisprudence
1628, "knowledge of law," from L. jurisprudentia "the science of law," from juris "of right, of law" (gen. of jus; see jurist) + prudentia "knowledge, a foreseeing" (see prudence). Meaning "the philosophy of law" is first attested 1756.
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jurisprudence [(joor-is-proohd-ns)]

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.

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