jurisprudence

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Borrowed from Latin iūrisprūdentia (astuteness in the law).

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jurisprudence (usually uncountable, plural jurisprudences)

  1. (law) The theoretical study of law.
    Synonym: legal theory
  2. (law) Case law, or the body of case law regarding a certain subject.
    • 1999 May 31, Dubé, J., “Chopra v. Canada (Treasury Board), 1999 CanLII 8044 (FC)”, in CanLII[1], retrieved 1 June 2022:
      There is considerable jurisprudence to the effect that only the evidence that was before the initial decision-maker should be considered by the Court on judicial review.
    • 2021 November 26, R. W. Elson, J., “R v Bear-Knight, 2021 SKQB 308”, in CanLII[2], retrieved 1 June 2022:
      The concept of consent can be complicated, so much so that it is the subject of considerable jurisprudence and a formal definition in the Criminal Code.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin iūrisprūdentia (astuteness in the law).

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  • IPA(key): /ʒy.ʁis.pʁy.dɑ̃s/
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

jurisprudence f (uncountable)

  1. case law

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