jurist

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noun ju·rist \ˈju̇r-ist\

Definition of jurist

  1. :  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

Origin and Etymology of jurist

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


First Known Use: 15th century


JURIST Defined for English Language Learners

jurist

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noun ju·rist \ˈju̇r-ist\

Definition of jurist for English Language Learners

  • : a person who has a thorough knowledge of law


Law Dictionary

jurist

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noun ju·rist \ˈju̇r-ist\

Legal Definition of jurist

  1. :  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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