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jurist

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noun ju·rist \ˈju̇r-ist\

Simple Definition of jurist

  • : a person who has a thorough knowledge of law

Full Definition of jurist

  1. :  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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