Definition of jurisconsult in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌjo͝orəskənˈsəlt/


Law , chiefly historical
An expert on law.
Example sentences
  • They have substantially lost not only their influence as a religious elite but also their functions as jurists, judges, legal guardians, and to a lesser degree jurisconsults.
  • A ‘fatwa’ is simply a considered opinion of a Muslim jurisconsult.
  • As noted, this new organisation - inclusive though it tried to appear - was devoted to Khomeini's notion of the absolute guardianship of the jurisconsult.


Early 17th century: from Latin jurisconsultus, from jus, jur- 'law' + consultus 'skilled' (from consulere 'take counsel').

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Syllabification: ju·ris·con·sult

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