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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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One who has thorough knowledge and experience of law, especially an eminent judge, lawyer, or legal scholar.

Usage examples (34)
  • The state's top jurist was often consulted in regard to upholding the state constitution.
  • This illustrious jurist is equally distinguished as an author and explorer.
  • "Oh, yes," said he, "a jurist is a man who knows something about the law of every country but his own."
  • They did not live in the isolation of the legal world, the kind of jurist that Obama is threatening to choose. for more
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