jurist

noun ju·rist \ ˈju̇r-ist \
Updated on: 17 Nov 2017

Definition of jurist

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

Examples of jurist in a Sentence

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

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Origin and Etymology of jurist

Middle French juriste, from Medieval Latin jurista, from Latin jur-, jus


JURIST Defined for English Language Learners

jurist

noun

Definition of jurist for English Language Learners

  • : a person who has a thorough knowledge of law


Law Dictionary

jurist

noun ju·rist \ ˈju̇r-ist \

legal Definition of jurist

: an individual having a thorough knowledge of law; especially : judge
  • the state's top jurist violated the U.S. Constitution when he banned the filming
  • National Law Journal

Origin and Etymology of jurist

Middle French juriste, from Medieval Latin jurista, from Latin jur-, jus law



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