Definitions for: Jurist


[n] a public official authorized to decide questions bought before a court of justice
[n] a legal scholar versed in civil law or the law of nations



Webster (1913) Definition: Ju`rist, n. [F. juriste, LL. jurista, fr. L. jus,
juris, right, law. See Just, a.]
One who professes the science of law; one versed in the law,
especially in the civil law; a writer on civil and
international law.

It has ever been the method of public jurists to ?raw a
great part of the analogies on which they form the law
of nations from the principles of law which prevail in
civil community. -- Burke.

Synonyms: judge, justice, legal expert, magistrate

See Also: adjudicator, Bentham, Charles Evans Hughes, chief justice, Daniel, doge, Earl Warren, expert, Frederick Moore Vinson, functionary, Harlan Fiske Stone, Holmes, Hughes, Jay, Jeremy Bentham, John Jay, John Marshall, justice of the peace, justiciar, justiciary, Marshall, Mufti, official, Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr., ordinary, praetor, pretor, recorder, Rehnquist, Samson, stipendiary, stipendiary magistrate, Stone, trial judge, trier, Vinson, Warren, William Hubbs Rehnquist, William Rehnquist

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Famous Quotes Containing Jurist:


But what sin is to the moralist and crime to the jurist so to the scientific man is ignorance.

-- Frederick Soddy (English Scientist)

There is much to be said for having an experienced international jurist who is entirely unconnected with the allied invaders, on the tribunal.

-- Saddam Hussein ( Criminal)

The inquiries of the jurist are in truth prosecuted much as inquiry in physic and physiology was prosecuted before observation had taken the place of assumption.

-- Henry James Sumner Maine (English Historian)


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