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A person learned in law; a jurist.

[Latin iūriscōnsultus : iūris, genitive of iūs, law; see yewes- in Indo-European roots + cōnsultus, skilled, past participle of cōnsulere, to take counsel.]


1. (Law) a person qualified to advise on legal matters
2. (Law) a master of jurisprudence
[C17: from Latin jūris consultus; see jus, consult]


(ˌdʒʊər ɪs kənˈsʌlt, -ˈkɒn sʌlt)

1. a person authorized to give legal advice.
2. a master of the civil law. Abbr.: J.C.
[1595–1605; < Latin jūris consultus one skilled in the law]
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The customs of the provostship and the viscomty had not yet been worked over by President Thibaut Baillet, and by Roger Barmne, the king's advocate; they had not been obstructed, at that time, by that lofty hedge of quibbles and procedures, which the two jurisconsults planted there at the beginning of the sixteenth century.
That three jurisconsults be appointed by the joint ballot of both
These different models disagree on the role of jurisconsults; some argue that jurisconsults have no political power, while others hold that jurisconsults' power is divine and that all individuals must obey jurisconsults unconditionally.
It will also be apparent that this separation was at all times relative because the autonomy of the Roman jurisconsults, the English barristers and continental scholars to develop the law, represented a concession by the state.
More abstruse transactional problems will require consulting with qualified legal scholars or jurisconsults (muftis).
He compares the lawmaking process by the Roman jurisconsults to the common-law judge that Hayek describes in LLL.
Although rulers appointed judges, the jurisconsults and the courts were independent.
519, 525 (1896) (citing Roman law: "These things are those which the jurisconsults called 'res communes'.
Jurisconsults have devoted part of in all the religious books to advocacy.
Rather, Burke championed the principle of order, which Kirk described as "an anticipatory refutation of utilitarianism, positivism, and pragmatism, an affirmation of that reverential view of society which may be traced through Aristotle, Cicero, Seneca, the Roman jurisconsults, the Schoolmen, Richard Hooker, and lesser thinkers.
More abstruse transactional problems require consulting with legal scholars or jurisconsults (muftis) qualified to issue formal legal rulings to resolve such problems.
Look at this great mujtahid, how he did not make do with what he possessed of knowledge of the Book and the Sunnah, and the opinions of the Companions and Followers, and others of the jurisconsults of all the lands.