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jurisprudence

Definitions of Jurisprudence

  1. (noun) The theory and practice of law.
  2. (noun) A legal system imposed by authority.

Jurisprudence Pronunciation

Pronunciation Usage Guide

Syllabification: ju·ris·pru·dence

Audio Pronunciation

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Phonetic Spelling

  • American English – /jur-uhs-prOO-duhns/
  • British English – /juuh-ris-prOO-duhns/

International Phonetic Alphabet

  • American English – /ˌʤʊrəˈsprudəns/
  • British English – /dʒʊərɪsˈpruːdəns/

Usage Notes

  • Plural: jurisprudences
  • Scholars of jurisprudence are called jurists, jurisprudents, or legal theorists.
  • Also called:
    • legal theory
    • legal philosophy
  • A jurist provides (adjective) jurisprudential legal analysis (adverb) jurisprudentially.

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Cite the Definition of Jurisprudence

ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “jurisprudence.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved October 23, 2020 (https://sociologydictionary.org/jurisprudence/).

APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)

jurisprudence. (2013). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://sociologydictionary.org/jurisprudence/

Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “jurisprudence.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed October 23, 2020. https://sociologydictionary.org/jurisprudence/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“jurisprudence.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2013. Web. 23 Oct. 2020. <https://sociologydictionary.org/jurisprudence/>.