jurisprudence jurisprudence  /ˌdʒʊ rəs ˈpru dəns/


  1. (n) the branch of philosophy concerned with the law and the principles that lead courts to make the decisions they do
  2. (n) the collection of rules imposed by authority


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  1. Women's prospects are further weakened by regressive Islamic jurisprudence that effectively codifies discrimination against women.
  2. Elson once said the process of editing was the opposite of the American jurisprudence system, in that every writer was guilty until proved innocent.
  3. From the opening day, it was clear that the trial would be a classic of criminal jurisprudence.


  1. Reuters U.S. Sports Schedule at 2 PM EDT on Friday, June 21

    June 21 (Reuters) - Reuters U.S. sports schedule at 2 PM ET on Friday: - - - - The duty editor is Steve Ginsburg, 202-898-8427 - - - - Jurisprudence Police: Patriots' Hernandez to be arrested in murder probe BOSTON - Authorities plan to arrest New England Patriots Tight end Aaron Hernandez on suspicion of interfering with a homicide investigation, a police official says. ...
    on June 21, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! Sports

  2. Kovach Earns Law Degree From South Texas College of Law in Houston

    John Kovach graduated from the South Texas College of Law on May 25, 2013, earning a doctorate of Jurisprudence degree. Kovach is a 2006 graduate of Pleasanton High School and a 2010 graduate of Texas A&M University. His parents are Tom and JoAnne Kovach.
    on June 19, 2013     Source: Pleasanton Express

  3. Campus news

    Alyssa Corcoran has graduated from Vanderbilt Law School with a doctor of jurisprudence degree.
    on June 17, 2013     Source: Stevens Point Journal

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  1. "Our proudest boast of our free speech jurisprudence is that we protect the freedom to express 'the thought that we hate,'" Alito said, quoting a previous court decision. "Today's decision rests on a very different principle: no freedom for...
    on Jun 28, 2010 By: Samuel Alito Source: The Associated Press

  2. Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy, a Vermont Democrat, said in a statement it was "unsurprising" that her law clerk memos "were mindful of Justice Marshall's longstanding jurisprudence, and that her recommendations to him applied the lens...
    on Jun 10, 2010 By: Patrick Leahy Source: BusinessWeek

  3. "After more than two centuries of American jurisprudence and millennia of human experience, a few judges and local authorities are presuming to change the most fundamental institution of civilization," Bush said. "Their actions have created...
    on Feb 24, 2004 By: President Bush Source: CNN International

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