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ju·rist

 (jo͝or′ĭst)
n.
One who has thorough knowledge and experience of law, especially an eminent judge, lawyer, or legal scholar.

[Middle English, from Old French juriste, from Medieval Latin iūrista, from Latin iūs, iūr-, law; see yewes- in Indo-European roots.]

jurist

(ˈdʒʊərɪst)
n
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]

ju•rist

(ˈdʒʊər ɪst)

n.
a person versed in the law, as a judge, lawyer, or legal scholar.
[1475–85; (< Middle French juriste) < Medieval Latin jūrista. See jus, -ist]

jurist

A person with extensive knowledge or experience of law, such as a judge, a distinguished law professor, or lawyer.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.jurist - a legal scholar versed in civil law or the law of nationsjurist - 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 justicejurist - 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
justiciar, justiciary - formerly a high judicial officer
magistrate - a lay judge or civil authority who administers the law (especially one who conducts a court dealing with minor offenses)
functionary, official - a worker who holds or is invested with an office
ordinary - a judge of a probate court
praetor, pretor - an annually elected magistrate of the ancient Roman Republic
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

jurist

noun
A public official who decides cases brought before a court of law in order to administer justice:
Translations

jurist

[ˈdʒʊərɪst] Njurista mf

jurist

[ˈdʒʊərɪst] n (= expert on law) → juriste mf

jurist

nJurist(in) m(f), → Rechtswissenschaftler(in) m(f)
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A very humane jurist once said, The worst use you can put a man to is to hang him.
It is a science," said Don Quixote, "that comprehends in itself all or most of the sciences in the world, for he who professes it must be a jurist, and must know the rules of justice, distributive and equitable, so as to give to each one what belongs to him and is due to him.
But the same consolation was afforded to both the jurist and the leech, for Dr.
Van Baerle was sufficiently versed in the history of his country to know that the celebrated Grotius was confined in that castle after the death of Barneveldt; and that the States, in their generosity to the illustrious publicist, jurist, historian, poet, and divine, had granted to him for his daily maintenance the sum of twenty-four stivers.
I have already some acquaintance with the law - as a defendant on civil process - and I shall immediately apply myself to the Commentaries of one of the most eminent and remarkable of our English jurists.
The experience of ages, with the continued and combined labors of the most enlightened legislatures and jurists, has been equally unsuccessful in delineating the several objects and limits of different codes of laws and different tribunals of justice.
And that the doctors and jurists assert that there is ground for doubting whether the son that first makes his appearance is the elder by the law of heaven and of nature.
You were to have no capital punishment, but were first to sweep off the face of the earth all legislators, jurists, and judges, who were of the contrary opinion.
He said associations such as the union should benefit young Bahrainis active in the legal and jurist fields.
Although the requirements for being a mufti are more stringent than those for being a judge, and although all Sunni schools of law permit women to be muftis in all matters, no other jurist in this study drew the analogy between giving fatwas and judging.
Both those who spin that Judge Alito is the greatest jurist since, well, John Roberts, and those who counter-spin that he would throw out the Constitution and all our rights - except to bear arms - are doing a disservice to the process, the court and the nation.
BRAZILIAN JUSTICE CAN RUN TO extremes--from the kangaroo court, where a horde of villagers fatally beat confessed murderers, to a cybercourt, where a jurist relies on a laptop in handing down decisions.