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One learned in the law; a jurist.

[Obsolete French, back-formation from French jurisprudence, jurisprudence, from Late Latin iūrisprūdentia; see jurisprudence.]


(Law) skilled in jurisprudence or versed in the principles of law
(Law) a jurisprudent person


(ˌdʒʊər ɪsˈprud nt)

1. versed in jurisprudence.
2. an expert in jurisprudence.
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A public official who decides cases brought before a court of law in order to administer justice:
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These two leaders represent the pragmatic branch of the theocracy and depend much on their alliance with right-wing ayatollahs of Qom who, essentially, are against Khomeini's concept of Velayat-e-Faqih (the rule of the supreme jurisprudent, leader or guide), such as Grand Ayatollah Fazel Lankarani and Grand Ayatollah Abdollah Javadi Amoli.
the rule of the Ja'fari Shi'ite jurisprudent recognised as a representative of the hidden 12th Imam al-Mahdi, meaning a theocracy.
130), so far as I know a neologism of his own: it refers to what a jurisprudent of the tenth century or later might have called ijtihad, one of the ninth century sure ly [ra.
e, the rule of the jurisprudent or Supreme Leader, which is applied in Iran but opposed by many ayatullahs in the world of Ja'fari Shi'ism.
Shi'ite Theocracy's Viability Questioned: There has lately been a surge in religious figures in Iraq who are questioning the viability of Imam Khomeini's Velayat-e Faqih (rule of the jurisprudent, or a theocracy).
The Washington source anticipates that the nuclear issue could become the political battleground where the hardliners, the reformists and theologians advocating an end to Velayat-e-Faqih (rule of the jurisprudent, the system put in place by the late Imam Khomeini) may fight the definitive battle to impose their standpoint.
There is, meanwhile, renewed but quiet debate about the validity in Iraq of Iran's Wilayat ul-Faqih (WuF) concept, whereby a chosen jurisprudent of the Ja'fari Shi'ite sect can rule the faithful while al-Mahdi is in a state of occultation.
WuF - the rule of a supreme jurisprudent chosen by an assembly of religious experts - is a concept highly controversial in modern Islam.
1063)--many times associated with courtly love is not listed in any of these poetic anthologies because he was mainly known as a Zahiri jurisprudent, and less as a poet and vizier.
the absolute rule of the chosen jurisprudent who represents God on Earth through its being the successor to the Prophet Muhammad and the sect's 12 Imams.
25) Kani's reversal indicates that a general consensus has emerged among the top echelon of the ruling elite on the necessity of acting in concert to ensure the continuation of the cornerstone of the present regime's constitution, namely Khomeini's concept of velayat-e-faqih, or the guardianship of the jurisprudent.
Numerous events revealed the ability of Islam to tolerate jurisprudent and theoretical plurality and coexistence between the various sects in the presence of factors embracing this plurality and this coexistence.