Jurist meaning

jo͝orĭst
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One who has thorough knowledge and experience of law, especially an eminent judge, lawyer, or legal scholar.
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An expert in law; scholar or writer in the field of law.
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. A judge.
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A legal scholar.
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Origin of jurist

  • Middle English from Old French juriste from Medieval Latin iūrista from Latin iūs iūr- law yewes- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition