- 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
Related Words for jurisprudencecase, statute, requirement, code, constitution, charter, mandate, decision, act, legislation, decree, precedent, regulation, ruling, charge, measure, order, covenant, enactment, injunction
Examples from the Web for jurisprudence
Contemporary Examples of jurisprudence
To put it charitably, this is the jurisprudence of the simpleton.Who to Blame for Donald Sterling and Cliven Bundy
April 30, 2014
Both are forbidden by both biblical and modern American jurisprudence.Polygamy, the Bible’s Ultimate Family Value
December 22, 2013
Unwittingly, the Ukrainian-born, German POW and death camp guard reversed over 140 years of German jurisprudence.How to Try a Nazi
September 6, 2013
As have been many black leaders in corporate America, in universities, in industry, in media and in jurisprudence in our nation.Why Do Black and White Americans See the Zimmerman Verdict So Differently?
Sophia A. Nelson
July 14, 2013
The court decision set a new and courageous precedent in German jurisprudence.America’s Shameful Nazi Past
January 27, 2013
Historical Examples of jurisprudence
The true principle is taught not by jurisprudence but by history.The Declaration of the Rights of Man and of Citizens
Why jurisprudence, when there were no bad morals from which good laws sprang?Erasmus and the Age of Reformation
No durable system of jurisprudence could be produced in this way.
But from the mature Roman jurisprudence it had entirely disappeared.
The province of legislation is jus dare—of jurisprudence, jus dicere.An Essay on Professional Ethics
- the science or philosophy of law
- a system or body of law
- a branch of lawmedical jurisprudence
Word Origin for jurisprudence
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.