Definition of jurisprudence in English:
1The theory or philosophy of law.
- Only Richard Hooker can count as a precursor, and then merely in one limited branch of philosophy, that of jurisprudence.
- Born in Lisbon, he studied history, philosophy, and jurisprudence at the University of Lisbon.
- For the Muslim Brothers, the Sharia is the sole source of legislation and jurisprudence.
1.1A legal system: American jurisprudence
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- Is there any apt analogies with our thinking about the common law or European jurisprudence at all?
- In a democratic country like India, there is a well-defined Constitution, jurisprudence and other laws.
- It is inconsistent with our jurisprudence, it is inconsistent with that of other common law countries.
jurisprudent adjective& noun
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- A jurisprudent is bound by his juridical reasoning as long as he doesn't see new evidence or come up with a new argument.
- Do you think it would be prudent to get the opinion of some leading lawyers, or some academic jurisprudents?
- But he affirms the guardianship of the jurisprudent in ‘social affairs.’
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- There is a statutory and jurisprudential procedure to be followed in adjudicating this application, because of the competing rights and interests.
- Based on the jurisprudential and scholarly contributions of national law and international case law, a few distinctions will be set out below.
- The excerpts from Oscar Schachter's book offer jurisprudential and political views about the nature of international law.
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