jurisprudence

UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˌdʒʊərɪsˈpruːdəns/

US:USA pronuncation: IPAUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˌdʒʊrɪsˈprudns/

US:USA pronunciation: respellingUSA pronunciation: respelling( jŏŏr′is pro̅o̅dns, jŏŏris pro̅o̅d′-)



WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
ju•ris•pru•dence /ˌdʒʊrɪsˈprudns/USA pronunciation   n. [uncountable]
  1. Lawthe science or philosophy of law.
  2. Lawa system of laws.
  3. Lawa branch of law:medical jurisprudence.
See -jur-.
WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
ju•ris•pru•dence  ( jŏŏr′is pro̅o̅dns, jŏŏris pro̅o̅d′-),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. Lawthe science or philosophy of law.
  2. Lawa body or system of laws.
  3. Lawa department of law:medical jurisprudence.
  4. Law[Civil Law.]decisions of courts, esp. of reviewing tribunals.
ju•ris•pru•den•tial  ( jŏŏr′is pro̅o̅dns, jŏŏris pro̅o̅d′-),USA pronunciation adj.  ju′ris•pru•dential•ly, adv. 
  • Latin jūris prūdentia knowledge of the law. See jus, prudence
  • 1620–30;

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
jurisprudence /ˌdʒʊərɪsˈpruːdəns/ n
  1. the science or philosophy of law
  2. a system or body of law
  3. a branch of law: medical jurisprudence
Etymology: 17th Century: from Latin jūris prūdentia; see jus, prudence

jurisprudential /ˌdʒʊərɪspruːˈdɛnʃəl/ adj
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