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