jurisprudence
[ joor-is-prood-ns ]
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Part of Speech noun
Origin + Etymology
Early 17th century; Latin from late Latin jurisprudentia, from Latin jus, jur- ‘law’ + prudentia ‘knowledge’
Synonyms
  • act
  • case
  • charge
  • charter
  • code
  • constitution
  • decision
  • decree
  • legislation
  • mandate
  • measure
  • order
  • regulation
  • ruling
  • statute
Antonyms
  • disorganization
  • lawlessness
  • breaking
  • transgression
  • violation
Definition
a legal system
Example
After graduating from Harvard Law School, Katherine went on to practice business jurisprudence where she represented giant corporations.
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