jurist

[ joor-ist ]
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noun
  1. a person versed in the law, as a judge, lawyer, or scholar.

Origin of jurist

1
1475–85; <French juriste<Medieval Latin jūrist(a). See jus, -ist

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British Dictionary definitions for jurist

jurist

/ (ˈdʒʊərɪst) /


noun
  1. a person versed in the science of law, esp Roman or civil law

  2. a writer on legal subjects

  1. a student or graduate of law

  2. (in the US) a lawyer

Origin of jurist

1
C15: from French juriste, from Medieval Latin jūrista; see jus

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