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noun ju·rist \ˈjr-ist\

: a person who has a thorough knowledge of law

Full Definition of JURIST

:  one having a thorough knowledge of law; especially :  judge

Examples of JURIST

  1. <earned a reputation as one of the most learned jurists in the federal courts>

Origin of JURIST

Middle French juriste, from Medieval Latin jurista, from Latin jur-, jus
First Known Use: 15th century

Rhymes with JURIST


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