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1. The philosophy or science of law.
2. A division, type, or particular body of law: modern jurisprudence; federal jurisprudence; bankruptcy jurisprudence.
[Late Latin iūrisprūdentia : Latin iūris, genitive of iūs, law; see yewes- in Indo-European roots + Latin prūdentia, knowledge (from prūdēns, prūdent-, knowing; see prudent).]
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1. (Law) the science or philosophy of law
2. (Law) a system or body of law
3. (Law) a branch of law: medical jurisprudence.
[C17: from Latin jūris prūdentia; see jus, prudence]
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
ju•ris•pru•dence(ˌdʒʊər ɪsˈprud ns)
1. the science or philosophy of law.
2. a body or system of laws.
3. a branch of law: medical jurisprudence.
4. the decisions of courts.
ju`ris•pru•den′tial (-pruˈdɛn ʃəl) adj.
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1. law as a science or philosophy.See also: Law
2. a system of laws or a particular branch of law. — jurisprudent, adj.
2. a system of laws or a particular branch of law. — jurisprudent, adj.
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The science or philosophy of law.
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|Noun||1.||jurisprudence - the branch of philosophy concerned with the law and the principles that lead courts to make the decisions they do|
philosophy - the rational investigation of questions about existence and knowledge and ethics
contract law - that branch of jurisprudence that studies the rights and obligations of parties entering into contracts
corporation law - that branch of jurisprudence that studies the laws governing corporations
matrimonial law - that branch of jurisprudence that studies the laws governing matrimony
patent law - that branch of jurisprudence that studies the laws governing patents
|2.||jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"|
impounding, impoundment, internment, poundage - placing private property in the custody of an officer of the law
award, awarding - a grant made by a law court; "he criticized the awarding of compensation by the court"
appointment - (law) the act of disposing of property by virtue of the power of appointment; "she allocated part of the trust to her church by appointment"
remit, remitment, remission - (law) the act of remitting (especially the referral of a law case to another court)
novation - (law) the replacement of one obligation by another by mutual agreement of both parties; usually the replacement of one of the original parties to a contract with the consent of the remaining party
subrogation - (law) the act of substituting of one creditor for another
disbarment - the act of expelling a lawyer from the practice of law
chance-medley - an unpremeditated killing of a human being in self defense
recission, rescission - (law) the act of rescinding; the cancellation of a contract and the return of the parties to the positions they would have had if the contract had not been made; "recission may be brought about by decree or by mutual consent"
abatement of a nuisance, nuisance abatement - (law) the removal or termination or destruction of something that has been found to be a nuisance
production - (law) the act of exhibiting in a court of law; "the appellate court demanded the production of all documents"
practice of law, law - the learned profession that is mastered by graduate study in a law school and that is responsible for the judicial system; "he studied law at Yale"
law practice - the practice of law
comparative negligence - (law) negligence allocated between the plaintiff and the defendant with a corresponding reduction in damages paid to the plaintiff
concurrent negligence - (law) negligence of two of more persons acting independently; the plaintiff may sue both together or separately
contributory negligence - (law) behavior by the plaintiff that contributes to the harm resulting from the defendant's negligence; "in common law any degree of contributory negligence would bar the plaintiff from collecting damages"
criminal negligence, culpable negligence - (law) recklessly acting without reasonable caution and putting another person at risk of injury or death (or failing to do something with the same consequences)
neglect of duty - (law) breach of a duty
barratry - the offense of vexatiously persisting in inciting lawsuits and quarrels
champerty - an unethical agreement between an attorney and client that the attorney would sue and pay the costs of the client's suit in return for a portion of the damages awarded; "soliciting personal injury cases may constitute champerty"
criminal maintenance, maintenance - the unauthorized interference in a legal action by a person having no interest in it (as by helping one party with money or otherwise to continue the action) so as to obstruct justice or promote unnecessary litigation or unsettle the peace of the community; "unlike champerty, criminal maintenance does not necessarily involve personal profit"
false pretence, false pretense - (law) an offense involving intent to defraud and false representation and obtaining property as a result of that misrepresentation
resisting arrest - physical efforts to oppose a lawful arrest; the resistance is classified as assault and battery upon the person of the police officer attempting to make the arrest
sedition - an illegal action inciting resistance to lawful authority and tending to cause the disruption or overthrow of the government
sex crime, sex offense, sexual abuse, sexual assault - a statutory offense that provides that it is a crime to knowingly cause another person to engage in an unwanted sexual act by force or threat; "most states have replaced the common law definition of rape with statutes defining sexual assault"
kidnapping, snatch - (law) the unlawful act of capturing and carrying away a person against their will and holding them in false imprisonment
actual possession - (law) immediate and direct physical control over property
constructive possession - (law) having the power and intention to have and control property but without direct control or actual presence upon it
criminal possession - (law) possession for which criminal sanctions are provided because the property may not lawfully be possessed or may not be possessed under certain circumstances
intervention - (law) a proceeding that permits a person to enter into a lawsuit already in progress; admission of person not an original party to the suit so that person can protect some right or interest that is allegedly affected by the proceedings; "the purpose of intervention is to prevent unnecessary duplication of lawsuits"
objection - (law) a procedure whereby a party to a suit says that a particular line of questioning or a particular witness or a piece of evidence or other matter is improper and should not be continued and asks the court to rule on its impropriety or illegality
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عِلْم الفِقْه، عِلْم القانون
lögfræîi; lögvísi, lögspeki
jurisprudence, tiesību zinātne
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jurisprudence[ˌdʒʊərɪsˈpruːdəns] n → jurisprudence f
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jurisprudence[ˌdʒʊərɪsˈpruːd/əns] n → giurisprudenza
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
the science of law. geregtelikheid, juristery, reg عِلْم الفِقْه، عِلْم القانون право jurisprudência právní věda die Rechtswissenschaft retslære νομική επιστήμη, νομολογίαjurisprudencia õigusteadus علم حقوق oikeustiede jurisprudence תוֹרָת הַמִשפָּטִים न्यायशास्त्र pravoslovlje jogtudomány ilmu hukum lögfræði; lögvísi, lögspeki giurisprudenza 法律学 법학 jurisprudencija, teisės mokslas jurisprudence, tiesību zinātne jurisprudens rechtswetenschap rettsvitenskap/-lære prawoznawstwo د حقوق علم jurisprudência jurisprudenţă юриспруденция právna veda pravoznanstvo nauka o pravu rättsvetenskap ศาสตร์เกี่ยวกับกฎหมาย; นิติศาสตร์ hukuk bilimi 法學 юриспруденція, правознавство علم یا فلسفئہ قانون luật học 法学
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n. jurisprudencia médica, ciencia del derecho judicial que se aplica a la medicina.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012