- the science or philosophy of law.
- a body or system of laws.
- a department of law: medical jurisprudence.
- Civil Law. decisions of courts, especially of reviewing tribunals.
Origin of jurisprudence
Examples from the Web for jurisprudential
There was a jurisprudential element in the early law of Rome.
Nevertheless the jurisprudential element is still but inchoate.
The mold of his mind was singularly judicial, and his career as a public servant shines through his jurisprudential service.Makers and Romance of Alabama History
B. F. Riley
Every one can imagine the fine page now added to the Golden Book of jurisprudential festivals.A Start in Life
Honore de Balzac
Negative doctrines of the State in the sense of jurisprudential skepticism are the teachings of Bakunin and Kropotkin.Anarchism
- the science or philosophy of law
- a system or body of law
- a branch of lawmedical jurisprudence
Word Origin and History for jurisprudential
1620s, "knowledge of law," from French jurisprudence (17c.) and directly from Late Latin iurisprudentia "the science of law," from iuris "of right, of law" (genitive of ius; see jurist) + prudentia "knowledge, a foreseeing" (see prudence). Meaning "the philosophy of law" is first attested 1756. Related: Jurisprudential.
The philosophy of law. Jurisprudence implies creating a body of law and methods for interpreting the law, studying the relationships between law and society, and predicting the effects of legal decisions. In the United States, lawmakers, attorneys, scholars, and courts all take an active role in guiding jurisprudence.