Definition: Jurisprudence

From New World Encyclopedia


Borrowed from Latin iūrisprūdentia (expertise in the law).


jurisprudence (usually uncountable, plural jurisprudences)

  1. (law) The theoretical study of law; legal theory.
  2. (law) Case law, or the body of case law regarding a certain subject.

Derived terms

  • medical jurisprudence

Related terms

  • jurisprude
  • jurisprudent
  • jurisprudist
  • prudence


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