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



BrE BrE//ˈdʒʊərɪst//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈdʒʊrɪst//
(formal) People in law
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a person who is an expert in law See related entries: People in law Word Originlate 15th cent. (in the sense ‘lawyer’): from French juriste, medieval Latin jurista, from jus, jur- ‘law’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: jurist