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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

  • IPA Pronunciation
    • American English
      • /dʒʊərɪsˈpruːdəns/
    • British English
      • /dʒʊərɪsˈpruːdəns/
  • Syllabification: (ju·ris·pru·dence)

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 September 21, 2019 (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 September 21, 2019. https://sociologydictionary.org/jurisprudence/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“jurisprudence.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2013. Web. 21 Sep. 2019. <https://sociologydictionary.org/jurisprudence/>.