Definitions for: Jurisprudence


[n] the branch of philosophy concerned with the law and the principles that lead courts to make the decisions they do
[n] the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"



Webster (1913) Definition: Ju`ris*pru"dence, n. [L. jurisprudentia; jus,
juris, right, law + prudentia a foreseeing, knowledge of a
matter, prudence: cf. F. jurisprudence. See Just, a., and
Prudence.]
The science of juridical law; the knowledge of the laws,
customs, and rights of men in a state or community, necessary
for the due administration of justice.

The talents of Abelard were not confined to theology,
jurisprudence, philosophy. -- J. Warton.

Medical jurisprudence, that branch of juridical law which
concerns questions of medicine.

Synonyms: law, law, legal philosophy

See Also: accumulation, administrative law, admiralty law, aggregation, assemblage, canon law, case law, civil law, collection, commercial law, common law, contract law, corporation law, ecclesiastical law, international law, law merchant, Law of Moses, law of nations, law of the land, maritime law, martial law, matrimonial law, mercantile law, Mosaic law, patent law, philosophy, precedent, securities law, statutory law, tax law

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