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jurist

[ joor-ist ]
/ ˈdʒʊər ɪst /
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noun
a person versed in the law, as a judge, lawyer, or scholar.
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Origin of jurist

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

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH jurist

jurist , juror
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British Dictionary definitions for jurist

jurist
/ (ˈdʒʊərɪst) /

noun
a person versed in the science of law, esp Roman or civil law
a writer on legal subjects
a student or graduate of law
(in the US) a lawyer

Word Origin for jurist

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