jurisprude

noun

ju·​ris·​prude
ˈju̇r-əs-ˌprüd
: an individual who makes ostentatious show of learning in jurisprudence and the philosophy of law or who regards legal doctrine with undue solemnity or veneration
philosophers and jurisprudes might long and profoundly debate the question of which was the greater right and which was the lesserHowell v. State, 425 A.2d 1361 (1981)

Word History

Etymology

back-formation (influenced by prude) from jurisprudence

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“Jurisprude.” Merriam-Webster.com Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/legal/jurisprude. Accessed 22 May. 2024.

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