juvenile delinquency.
juvenile delinquent.


(in Jordan) dinar; dinars.



Doctor of Jurisprudence; Doctor of Law.

Origin of J.D.

From the New Latin word Jūris Doctor



Doctor of Laws.

Origin of J.D.

From the New Latin word Jūrum Doctor



Justice Department.
  1. juvenile delinquency.
  2. juvenile delinquent.
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Examples from the Web for jd

Contemporary Examples of jd

  • Written by a man, JD Miller, it was intended as an answer to the hit “Wild Side of Life” by Hank Thompson.

  • I am a gay first lieutenant in the United States Air Force, and for the past two years I have been known as “JD Smith.”

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    I Am a Gay Airman

    Josh Seefried

    September 19, 2011

  • This past Monday at 7:30 a.m., Air Force officer JD Smith noticed on his work computer that training was about to begin.

  • Excited, I asked if it referred in some way to JD Salinger, and if so, did the bracelet pertain to one character in particular?

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    How to Write a Winning Ivy League Essay

    Kathleen Kingsbury

    October 25, 2009

  • JD: We just signed the construction contract for section two—to West 30th street—which will open next year.

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    Summer Lovers

    Matthew Dakotah

    September 19, 2009

Historical Examples of jd

British Dictionary definitions for jd


abbreviation for

Doctor of Laws
juvenile delinquent

Word Origin for JD

(sense 1) Latin Jurum Doctor
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