Examples from the Web for jurist
Posner is generally believed to be the most prolific and most-quoted legal academic and jurist of his generation.Federal Judge Rejects Demeanor Defense, Blasts Group Lineups in Appeals Ruling|Jim Warren|June 12, 2012|DAILY BEAST
The Asterisk Rule contradicts everything I believe in as a jurist.After Trayvon, Reminding My Black Sons To Be Careful|Lynn Toler|April 20, 2012|DAILY BEAST
It's about time, argues former top U.N. jurist Geoffrey Robertson.
It also gives the clearest picture of the type of jurist Kagan may become.
Cino was a jurist of encyclopædic erudition, -66-as well as a sweet and fluent singer.Renaissance in Italy: Italian Literature|John Addington Symonds
Cino, the master of Bartolus, and of Joannes Andreae the celebrated canonist, was long famed as a jurist.
But the statesman and jurist again rose above the man of sentiment, law above emotion, the enduring above the transient.The Life of John Marshall Volume 4 of 4|Albert J. Beveridge
They contented themselves with the assumption that the respected and able jurist had been imposed upon.The Lash|Olin L. Lyman
It had carried off his dear friend and brother-in-law, the jurist Sebald Mnsterer, together with his wife.The Life of Philip Melanchthon|Karl Friedrich Ledderhose
British Dictionary definitions for jurist
Word Origin for jurist
Word Origin and History for jurist
mid-15c., "one who practices law," from Middle French juriste (14c.), from Medieval Latin iurista "jurist," from Latin ius (genitive iuris) "law," from PIE *yewes- "law," originally a term of religious cult, perhaps meaning "sacred formula" (cf. Latin iurare "to pronounce a ritual formula," Vedic yos "health," Avestan yaoz-da- "make ritually pure," Irish huisse "just").
The Germanic root represented by Old English æ "custom, law," Old High German ewa, German Ehe "marriage," though sometimes associated with this group, seems rather to belong to PIE *ei- "to go." Meaning "a legal writer" is from 1620s.