Part of speech: noun

The science of law.

Part of speech: noun

A system of laws.

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Usage examples "jurisprudence":

  1. I also incorporated a provision into the Civil Practice Act respecting suits for mining claims, which was the foundation of the jurisprudence respecting mines in the country. - "Personal Reminiscences of Early Days in California with Other Sketches; To Which Is Added the Story of His Attempted Assassination by a Former Associate on the Supreme Bench of the State", Stephen Field; George C. Gorham.
  2. 51- 53. See Austin's Jurisprudence, i. - "Rousseau Volumes I. and II.", John Morley.
  3. The effect of this evidence, says the author just before cited, derived from comparative jurisprudence, is to establish that view of the primeval condition of the human race which is known as the " Patriarchal Theory." - "Church and State as Seen in the Formation of Christendom", T. W. Allies.