jurisprudent

noun

ju·​ris·​pru·​dent ˌju̇r-əs-ˈprü-dᵊnt How to pronounce jurisprudent (audio)
: jurist

Word History

Etymology

Late Latin jurisprudent-, jurisprudens, from Latin juris + prudent-, prudens skilled, prudent

First Known Use

1628, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of jurisprudent was in 1628

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“Jurisprudent.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/jurisprudent. Accessed 23 Feb. 2024.

Legal Definition

jurisprudent

noun
ju·​ris·​pru·​dent ˌju̇r-əs-ˈprüd-ᵊnt How to pronounce jurisprudent (audio)
: jurist
Etymology

Late Latin jurisprudent-, jurisprudens, from Latin juris, genitive of jus right, law + prudent-, prudens foreseeing, skilled, prudent

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