Definition of jurist in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈdʒʊərɪst/


1An expert in or writer on law.
Example sentences
  • In addition to the more traditional skills such as governance experts, economists, jurists and so on, it requires a variety of professional skills.
  • The jurist and tax expert Giulio Tremonti, finance minister in Berlusconi's first government, who now heads the combined ministry of economics and finances, is of the same making.
  • The position of the Federalist Party of President John Adams was that of the English jurist William Blackstone.
1.1North American A lawyer or a judge.
Example sentences
  • Darrow, on the other hand, was at times condescending and contemptuous in his treatment of witnesses, jurists, opposing lawyers and even the judge.
  • The new jurist, Superior Court Judge Trena Burger-Plavan, issued a ruling blocking the school district from moving ahead.
  • In the normal course of things, a consensus of jurists, judges, and lawmakers limits the range of interpretations of the whole, neutralizing the most politically explosive readings.



Pronunciation: /dʒʊəˈrɪstɪk/
Example sentences
  • In that respect, he stands in a different juristic position, at least for international law purposes, than if the finding of him being a genuine refugee had not been made.
  • There are, we think, four or perhaps five distinct juristic grounds for finding that a guarantor is released or discharged by virtue of the failure of another guarantor to become liable.
  • In the present state of juristic opinion, I would not extend the doctrine of stare decisis any further.


Late 15th century (in the sense 'lawyer'): from French juriste, medieval Latin jurista, from jus, jur- 'law'.

Words that rhyme with jurist

purist, tourist
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