jurist

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n jurist a public official authorized to decide questions brought before a court of justice
    • n jurist a legal scholar versed in civil law or the law of nations
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Jurist One who professes the science of law; one versed in the law, especially in the civil law, such as a judge, lawyer, or legal scholar; a writer on civil and international law. "It has ever been the method of public jurists to draw a great part of the analogies on which they form the law of nations from the principles of law which prevail in civil community."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n jurist One who professes the science of law; one versed in the law, or more particularly in the civil law; one who writes on the subject of law.
    • n jurist In universities, a student in the faculty of law.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Jurist jōō′rist one who is versed in the science of law, esp. Roman or civil law: a civilian
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. juriste, LL. jurista, fr. L. jus, juris, right, law. See Just (a.)
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. juriste.

Usage

In literature:

American statesman and jurist.
"The Makers of Canada: Index and Dictionary of Canadian History" by Various
The eminent jurists who flourished in Moslem Egypt form a very lengthy list.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 9, Slice 1" by Various
True, our jurists hold that the progress of legislation continually lessens all cause of complaint for women.
"The Origin of the Family Private Property and the State" by Frederick Engels
The Jurists read the documents and report their contents.
"Klytia" by George Taylor
GAIUS CASSIUS LONGINUS (1st century A.D.), Roman jurist, consul in 30, proconsul of Asia 40-41, and governor of Syria under Claudius 45-50.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 4" by Various
Winters had an able jurist and a dominating personality to guide his fortunes and I felt there was a chance for him even against the odds.
"A Master Hand" by Richard Dallas
Blackstone was by no means what would now be called a scientific jurist.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Slice 1" by Various
The old jurist whistled softly.
"The Land of Strong Men" by Arthur M. Chisholm
He belonged to that circle of Prussian jurists of whom we have just spoken.
"Pictures of German Life in the XVIIIth and XIXth Centuries, Vol. II." by Gustav Freytag
There were jurists who could have revised its laws.
"The History of Cuba, vol. 4" by Willis Fletcher Johnson
In the life of Judge Paine we have a picture which the Christian, patriot, jurist and statesmen may contemplate with delightful pleasure.
"Sages and Heroes of the American Revolution" by L. Carroll Judson
Among the latter were some eminent jurists.
"History of The Reign of Philip The Second King of Spain" by William H. Prescott
Dr. Preuss and constitutional jurists of all parties stood in favour of such partition.
"The New Germany" by George Young
He stood singular among his fellow-jurists for plain and unostentatious demeanour, both on and off the bench.
"Nevermore" by Rolf Boldrewood
Austin's position as a jurist is much more difficult to estimate.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 8" by Various
Following in the footsteps of the jurist F.C.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 10, Slice 4" by Various
The depositories of the laws, kept down under military power, were only jurists in chains.
"A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 3 (of 10)" by François-Marie Arouet (AKA Voltaire)
His judgments display all the qualities of a profound and painstaking jurist.
"The Canadian Portrait Gallery - Volume 3 (of 4)" by John Charles Dent
An old-school president, at this juncture, will have little more authority than a Congo king would have at a conference of jurists in Paris.
"Psycho-Phone Messages" by Francis Grierson
His rank as a jurist, in the general regard of the nation, was now no less speedily determined.
"The American Quarterly Review" by Various
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In poetry:

Ich lob an dir als ein Jurist,
Was rechtens an dir loeblich ist;
Dass, wenigstens wie mir es duenket,
Man mehr und oefter bei dir trinket.
"Der Tabak" by Gotthold Ephraim Lessing
A mighty general-- a nation's pride--
Thou givest again a rocking-horse to ride,
And wildly glad he groweth as the grim
Old jurist with the drum thou givest him:
"To Santa Claus" by James Whitcomb Riley
On parchment, scroll and creed,
With human life blood red,
Untrembling at the deed,
Plant firm your manly tread;
The priest may howl, the jurist rave,
But we will free the fettered slave.
"Right On" by Anonymous Americas

In news:

Judge Richard Goldstone has long been an esteemed jurist in South Africa and internationally.
Voices From a Jurist 's History.
In Filling Supreme Court Vacancy, Obama Looks for a Jurist With Empathy.
Narrowly Defined Image Belies Jurist 's Quiet Clout.
Libby Jurist 's Career Built on Toughness.
Bklyn Dems hail jurist 's appointment.
Review of court cases involving triple-digit speeders identifies area jurists who never or rarely convict drivers.
Almost a half century ago, Iowa adopted a system for selecting judges that is designed to maximize the quality of jurists while keeping the appointment and retention process relatively free of politics.
The Texas Tech School of Law will host a notable panel of jurists this week.
Federal jurist suspends obscenity trial after report in L.A. Smut -case judge posted explicit images.
Chief Judge Belvin Perry Jr has been a respected jurist in Central Florida for decades.
Jurist Lillian McEwen reveals extent of Justice's sexual escapades.
Court of appeals considered previous jurist to be biased against defendant.
Arthur Chaskalson, Chief South African Jurist, Dies at 81.
This diverse trio of jurists.
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