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jurisprudence


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  The  talents  of  Abelard  were  not  confined  to  theology, 
  jurisprudence,  philosophy.  --  J.  Warton. 
 
  {Medical  jurisprudence},  that  branch  of  juridical  law  which 
  concerns  questions  of  medicine. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  jurisprudence 
  n  1:  the  branch  of  philosophy  concerned  with  the  law  [syn:  {law}, 
  {legal  philosophy}] 
  2:  the  collection  of  rules  imposed  by  authority;  "civilization 
  presupposes  respect  for  the  law"  [syn:  {law}] 




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