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[joo r-is-kuh n-suhlt, -kon-suhlt]
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  1. Roman and Civil Law. a person authorized to give legal advice.
  2. Civil Law. a master of the civil law. Abbreviation: J.C.

Origin of jurisconsult

First recorded in 1595–1605, jurisconsult is from the Latin word jūris consultus one skilled in the law. See jus, consult
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Historical Examples

  • The crowd at the morning audience of the great Roman jurisconsult lessens.

    Ancient Law

    Sir Henry James Sumner Maine

  • The Roman jurisconsult was teacher, philosopher and practitioner in one.

  • Qui jure suo utitur neminem ldit, says the Roman jurisconsult.

  • The poet Guidi and the critic and jurisconsult Gravina checked this evil by their influence and example.

  • Indeed, whatever be the immediate subject of a jurisconsult of this epoch, he may always be called an expositor of Equity.

    Ancient Law

    Sir Henry James Sumner Maine

British Dictionary definitions for jurisconsult


  1. a person qualified to advise on legal matters
  2. a master of jurisprudence

Word Origin

C17: from Latin jūris consultus; see jus, consult
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