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jurisprude

noun ju·ris·prude \ˈju̇r-əs-ˌprüd\

Legal Definition of jurisprude

  1. :  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 lesser — Howell v. State, 425 A.2d 1361 (1981)>

Origin and Etymology of jurisprude

back-formation (influenced by prude) from jurisprudence


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