What does the word jurisprudence mean?

  • [ Latin] The science relating to the laws and their application in subserving the ends of justice.

Usage examples for jurisprudence

  1. The study of the civil law will also be helpful- although English jurisprudence developed of and by itself with only moderate help from the Romans. – The Young Man and the World by Albert J. Beveridge
  2. And the answer is that the so- called sciences of ethics and jurisprudence and economics and politics and government have not kept pace with the rapid progress made in the other great affairs of man; they have lagged behind; it is because of their lagging that the world has come to be in so great distress; and it is because of their lagging that they have not now the needed wisdom to effect a cure. – Manhood of Humanity. by Alfred Korzybski
  3. Of course, under Anglo- Saxon jurisprudence no defendant can be deprived of the right to call witnesses of his own choosing, and after all a medical expert is only a witness who gives opinions instead of facts. – The Attempted Assassination of ex-President Theodore Roosevelt by Oliver Remey Henry Cochems Wheeler Bloodgood

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