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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. [1913 Webster] The talents of Abelard were not confined to theology, jurisprudence, philosophy. --J. Warton. [1913 Webster] Medical jurisprudence, that branch of juridical law which concerns questions of medicine. [1913 Webster]