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Definition of Jurisprudence


  1. The science of juridical law; the knowledge of the laws, customs, and rights of men in a state or community, necessary for the due administration of justice.

Jurisprudence Quotations

The principle of equity first came into evidence in Roman jurisprudence and was derived by analogy from the physical meaning of the word.
Herbert Read

In the early centuries of Islam, the great schools of Islamic jurisprudence were built upon the above principles. Basic to all their legal systems they developed the doctrine that liberty is the fundamental basis of law.
Aly Khan

Besides a happy policy as to civil government, it is necessary to institute a system of law and jurisprudence founded in justice, equity, and public right.
Ezra Stiles

There are vogues and fashions in jurisprudence as in literature and art and dress.
Benjamin N. Cardozo

It is an established principle of jurisprudence in all civilized nations that the sovereign cannot be sued in its own courts, or in any other, without its consent and permission; but it may, if it thinks proper, waive this privilege, and permit itself to be made a defendant in a suit by individuals, or by another State.
Roger B. Taney
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Jurisprudence Translations

jurisprudence in Afrikaans is reg
jurisprudence in Dutch is recht
jurisprudence in Norwegian is rettsvitenskap
jurisprudence in Spanish is jurisprudencia
jurisprudence in Swedish is juridik
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