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jurisprudence

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n jurisprudence the branch of philosophy concerned with the law and the principles that lead courts to make the decisions they do
    • n jurisprudence the collection of rules imposed by authority "civilization presupposes respect for the law","the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Jurisprudence 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."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n jurisprudence The science of law; the systematic knowledge of the laws, customs, and rights of men in a state or community necessary for the due administration of justice; the science which treats of compulsory laws, with special reference to their philosophy and history.
    • n jurisprudence The body of laws existing in a given state or nation.
    • n jurisprudence More specifically, the body of unwritten or judicial law considered in the light of its underlying principles and characteristic tendencies, and as distinguished from statute or legislative law.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Jurisprudence jōō-ris-prōō′dens the science or knowledge of law
    • n Jurisprudence one who is learned in law
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. jurisprudentia,; jus, juris, right, law + prudentia, a foreseeing, knowledge of a matter, prudence: cf. F. jurisprudence,. See Just (a.), and Prudence

Usage

In literature:

The two chief of these perhaps are Jurisprudence and Political Economy.
"A History of Nineteenth Century Literature (1780-1895)" by George Saintsbury
But the end of law has been debated more in politics than in jurisprudence.
"An Introduction to the Philosophy of Law" by Roscoe Pound
To all of these the same principles, borrowed from Roman jurisprudence, were applied.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 7, Slice 4" by Various
TRAILL'S OUTLINES OF MEDICAL JURISPRUDENCE, 1 small vol.
"Endless Amusement" by Unknown
Very differently the jurisprudence of the epoch interpreted it.
"Historia Amoris: A History of Love, Ancient and Modern" by Edgar Saltus
Still, the fairness and impartiality for which British jurisprudence is famous, was fully extended to the accused.
"A Frontier Mystery" by Bertram Mitford
English writer on jurisprudence and ethics.
"The Makers of Canada: Index and Dictionary of Canadian History" by Various
This is the position which domicile now holds in English jurisprudence.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 8, Slice 6" by Various
A summary mode of jurisprudence was put in practice, and the culprit was ordered for execution on the following day.
"The Pictureque Antiquities of Spain;" by Nathaniel Armstrong Wells
The eldest, Jacques (1529-1586), sieur du Tilloy, wrote several treatises on jurisprudence.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 3" by Various
Continental jurisprudence, if my conception of it be correct, would stand shaking its head at the whole of this discussion.
"The Future of International Law" by Lassa Oppenheim
The fame of this renovated jurisprudence spread very rapidly from Italy over other parts of Europe.
"View of the State of Europe during the Middle Ages, Vol. 3 (of 3)" by Henry Hallam
He became a student in the university in 1859, and first studied jurisprudence.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Slice 4" by Various
The system of jurisprudence was so modified as to assure prompt trials thereafter.
"The History of Cuba, vol. 4" by Willis Fletcher Johnson
AUS'TIN, John, an English writer on jurisprudence, born 1790, died 1859.
"The New Gresham Encyclopedia. Vol. 1 Part 3" by Various
This was a most astounding piece of jurisprudence.
"The Middle Period 1817-1858" by John William Burgess
She designed him for jurisprudence.
"Felix Lanzberg's Expiation" by Ossip Schubin
Reform of the penal code, along lines of modern culture and jurisprudence.
"Socialism and Democracy in Europe" by Samuel P. Orth
And is not your jurisprudence as perfect as the rest of your administration?
"Voltaire's Romances" by François-Marie Arouet
Punishments are almost always arbitrary, which is a great defect in jurisprudence.
"A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 2 (of 10)" by François-Marie Arouet (AKA Voltaire)
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In news:

The Sun is in Sagittarius, sign of good food, journeys, justice and jurisprudence (study of law).
In a recent decision, 1 the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit added to a growing body of jurisprudence questioning the use of "senior class gifting" to resolve intercreditor disputes in chapter 11 cases.
Karen Lugo is co-director of the Center for Constitutional Jurisprudence and founder of the Libertas-West Project.
Justice Kennedy's Jurisprudence: The Full and Necessary Meaning of Liberty.
John M Olin Professor of Jurisprudence and Public Policy, Fordham University.
As much as I agree with the author about the superiority of the 11th Circuit opinion, the 6th Circuit opinion can be still be defended under modern commerce clause jurisprudence.
In Egypt, courts must act in accordance with the basic tenets of Islamic jurisprudence.
The Jurisprudence of Richard Nixon.
McGill University, Bachelor of Arts / Science Harvard University, Doctor of Jurisprudence Son of Montreal tobacco and candy wholesaler studied at Harvard.
Given how narrowly divided the US Supreme Court is between constitutionalists and activists, Gov Mitt Romney would do well to channel Meese's commentary on originalist jurisprudence.
The Supreme Court's health-care ruling displayed an unfortunate convergence of two unholy strains of constitutional jurisprudence: liberal activism and conservative pacifism .
Ten days ago, in what can only be regarded as a landmark moment in jurisprudence, US District Court Judge Catherine D Perry in St Louis ru.
The conflict between Taylor Niemy and the City of Bremerton probably won't rank among the most dramatic cases in the history of American jurisprudence, but it's interesting nevertheless.
Public nuisance law has been a part of American jurisprudence from colonial times.
Thomas's Principled Jurisprudence in Arms Case Justice Thomas correctly applied the privileges and immunities clause in the McDonald case.
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In science:

Corporate knowledge bases often contain several knowledge domains, such as finance and accounting, jurisprudence, technical documentation, specific data accumulated by employees etc.
A Search Relevancy Tuning Method Using Expert Results Content Evaluation
Morrison discussed systematically the jurisprudence from the Greeks to post-modernism . 2.
Synergetic Application, Equations on Rule of Law and Two-Party Mechanism
Morrison, Jurisprudence: From the Greeks to Post-Modernism. Cavendish Publishing Press.
Synergetic Application, Equations on Rule of Law and Two-Party Mechanism
El-Gamal, M.A.: An economic explication of the prohibition of Gharar in classical Islamic jurisprudence.
An Application Specific Informal Logic for Interest Prohibition Theory
El-Gamal, M.A.: An economic explication of the prohibition of Gharar in classical Islamic jurisprudence.
Interest prohibition and financial product innovation
El-Gamal, M.A.: An economic explication of the prohibition of Gharar in classical Islamic jurisprudence.
Dialectical Roots for Interest Prohibition Theory
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