jurisprude

noun
ju·​ris·​prude | \ ˈju̇r-əs-ˌprüd \

Legal Definition of jurisprude

: 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)

History and Etymology for jurisprude

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 18 Sep. 2020.

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