[ joor-is-kuhn-suhlt, -kon-suhlt ]

  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 Latin jūris consultus “one skilled in the law.” See jus, consult

Words Nearby jurisconsult

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How to use jurisconsult in a sentence

  • Lovel lay back in his chair with his finger tips joined, like a jurisconsult in the presence of a client.

    The Path of the King | John Buchan
  • One pities the jurisconsult who is condemned, by Comstockian clamour, to plough through such a novel.

    A Book of Prefaces | H. L. Mencken
  • In yonder furthest room a jurisconsult expounds a passage in the pandects.

  • Your important labors as a statesman and jurisconsult do not call forth our admiration any the less.

  • As the Roman jurisconsult built in the image of the old law of the city, they built on idealized Roman lines.

British Dictionary definitions for jurisconsult


/ (ˌdʒʊərɪsˈkɒnsʌlt) /

  1. a person qualified to advise on legal matters

  2. a master of jurisprudence

Origin of jurisconsult

C17: from Latin jūris consultus; see jus, consult

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