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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.]
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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]
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a person versed in the law, as a judge, lawyer, or legal scholar.
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A person with extensive knowledge or experience of law, such as a judge, a distinguished law professor, or lawyer.
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|Noun||1.||jurist - 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 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
magistrate - a lay judge or civil authority who administers the law (especially one who conducts a court dealing with minor offenses)
ordinary - a judge of a probate court
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
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jurist[ˈdʒʊərɪst] N → jurista mf
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
jurist[ˈdʒʊərɪst] n (= expert on law) → juriste mf
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
n → Jurist(in) m(f), → Rechtswissenschaftler(in) m(f)
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