Definition of "jurist" []

  • One who has thorough knowledge and experience of law, especially an eminent judge, lawyer, or legal scholar. Also called jurisprudent. (noun)
  • A person versed in the science of law, esp Roman or civil law (noun)

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  • A writer on legal subjects (noun)
  • A student or graduate of law (noun)
  • (in the US) a lawyer (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "jurist" in a sentence
  • "Conversely, senators never inquire as to whether a jurist is really the best choice among jurists, professors and lawyers who are widely cited as the intellectual leaders of their generation."
  • "This illustrious jurist is equally distinguished as an author and explorer."
  • "Manion, a great modern American jurist, is but echoing William Penn, the founder of Pennsylvania, possibly the freest of all states in its early decades, the most jealous and observant of human dignity, human values and human justice which modern history notes."