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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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