jurist jurist  /ˈdʒʊ rəst/


  1. (n) a legal scholar versed in civil law or the law of nations
  2. (n) a public official authorized to decide questions brought before a court of justice



  1. Reagan had put forward the nation's leading conservative jurist in the hope of tilting a closely divided court sharply rightward for the next generation.
  2. In particular, precisely what is a Catholic jurist to do when confronted with the application of laws restricting abortion that, as interpreted by the courts in rulings like Roe v.
  3. He was never a particularly distinguished jurist; it was not his game.


  • Local jurist elected president of California Judges Association

    OROVILLE — A local jurist has been elected president of the California Judges Association. In Sacramento, the association's executive board voted Butte County Superior Court Judge Robert Glusman as its new president Tuesday.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Chico Enterprise-Record


  1. "We will thoroughly examine her record to ensure she understands that the role of a jurist in our democracy is to apply the law evenhandedly, despite their own feelings or personal or political preferences," said Republican Senate leader Mitch...
    on May 26, 2009 By: Mitch McConnell Source: Christian Science Monitor

  2. He also said the issue raised "questions of whether Dean Kagan would be able to serve all Americans as a responsible, impartial jurist, or whether she would bring her ideological agenda to the bench and attempt to get around the Constitution and the...
    on Jun 27, 2010 By: Jeff Sessions Source: Click e-News (blog)

  3. "I have known Justice Santosh Hegde for a long time. He is an eminent jurist for whom all of us have great respect. As Lokayukta of Karnataka, if he has certain concerns, I am sure the state government will address them earnestly. I appeal to him to...
    on Jul 3, 2010 By: LK Advani Source: IBNLive.com

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