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Definition of "jurisprudence" []

  • The philosophy or science of law. (noun)
  • A division or department of law: medical jurisprudence. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "jurisprudence" in a sentence
  • "After rejecting a religious career, Sebastian took a degree in jurisprudence from the Colegio de San Ildefonso in Mexico City."
  • "The most common definition today in American jurisprudence is a crime which is punishable by imprisonment for more than 1 year, or by death."
  • "While the jurisprudence is a little bit different north of the border, these videos are a great example of an enduring principle of Canadian criminal law."