The definition of jurisprudence is the legal system, or the theory and practice of the law.
The court and trial system used to administer law and justice is an example of jurisprudence.
- the science or philosophy of law
- a part or division of law: medical jurisprudence
Origin of jurisprudenceClassical Latin jurisprudentia from jus, law (see jury) + prudentia, a foreseeing, knowledge, skill: see prudent
- The philosophy or science of law.
- A division, type, or particular body of law: modern jurisprudence; federal jurisprudence; bankruptcy jurisprudence.
Origin of jurisprudenceLate Latin iūrisprūdentia Latin iūris genitive of iūs law ; see yewes- in Indo-European roots.Latin prūdentia knowledge ( from prūdēns prūdent- knowing ; see prudent . )
(usually uncountable, plural jurisprudences)
From Latin iurisprudentia.
jurisprudence - Legal Definition
- The study of the fundamental structure of a particular legal system or of legal systems in general.
- A body of case law serving as precedent.