jurisprudence


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Jurisprudence \Ju`ris*pru"dence\, n. [L. jurisprudentia; jus,
   juris, right, law + prudentia a foreseeing, knowledge of a
   matter, prudence: cf. F. jurisprudence. See Just, a., and
   Prudence.]
   The science of juridical law; the knowledge of the laws,
   customs, and rights of men in a state or community, necessary
   for the due administration of justice.
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         The talents of Abelard were not confined to theology,
         jurisprudence, philosophy.               --J. Warton.
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   Medical jurisprudence, that branch of juridical law which
      concerns questions of medicine.
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