jurist definition by Webster's New World
- an expert in law; scholar or writer in the field of law
- judge ()
Origin: Middle English juriste ; from Middle French ; from Midieval Latin jurista ; from Classical Latin jus, law: see jury
jurist definition by American Heritage Dictionary
Origin: Middle English, from Old French juriste, from Medieval Latin iūrista, from Latin iūs, iūr-, law; see yewes- in Indo-European roots.
jurist - Legal Definition
- . A judge.
- A legal scholar.