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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Jurist  \Ju`rist\,  n.  [F.  juriste,  LL  jurista,  fr  L.  jus, 
  juris,  right  law.  See  {Just},  a.] 
  One  who  professes  the  science  of  law;  one  versed  in  the  law, 
  especially  in  the  civil  law;  a  writer  on  civil  and 
  international  law. 
 
  It  has  ever  been  the  method  of  public  jurists  to  ?raw  a 
  great  part  of  the  analogies  on  which  they  form  the  law 
  of  nations  from  the  principles  of  law  which  prevail  in 
  civil  community.  --  Burke. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  jurist 
  n  1:  a  legal  scholar  versed  in  civil  law  or  the  law  of  nations 
  [syn:  {legal  expert}] 
  2:  a  public  official  authorized  to  decide  questions  bought 
  before  a  court  of  justice  [syn:  {judge},  {justice},  {magistrate}] 




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