Definition of jurisprudence noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˌdʒʊərɪsˈpruːdns//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌdʒʊrɪsˈpruːdns//
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the scientific study of law a professor of jurisprudence Word Origin early 17th cent.: from late Latin jurisprudentia, from Latin jus, jur- ‘law’ + prudentia ‘knowledge’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: jurisprudence