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One who has thorough knowledge and experience of law, especially an eminent judge, lawyer, or legal scholar.
1. (Professions) a person versed in the science of law, esp Roman or civil law
2. (Professions) a writer on legal subjects
3. (Education) a student or graduate of law
4. (Professions) (in the US) a lawyer
[C15: from French juriste, from Medieval Latin jūrista; see jus]
a person versed in the law, as a judge, lawyer, or legal scholar.
A person with extensive knowledge or experience of law, such as a judge, a distinguished law professor, or lawyer.
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|Noun||1.||jurist - a legal scholar versed in civil law or the law of nations|
law, 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"
expert - a person with special knowledge or ability who performs skillfully
mufti - a jurist who interprets Muslim religious law
|2.||jurist - a public official authorized to decide questions brought before a court of justice|
adjudicator - a person who studies and settles conflicts and disputes
alcalde - a mayor or chief magistrate of a Spanish town
chief justice - the judge who presides over a supreme court
Daniel - a wise and upright judge; "a Daniel come to judgment" -- Shakespeare
doge - formerly the chief magistrate in the republics of Venice and Genoa
magistrate - a lay judge or civil authority who administers the law (especially one who conducts a court dealing with minor offenses)
ordinary - a judge of a probate court
qadi - an Islamic judge
recorder - a barrister or solicitor who serves as part-time judge in towns or boroughs
trial judge - a judge in a trial court
trier - one (as a judge) who examines and settles a case