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Jurist

A judge or legal scholar; an individual who is versed or skilled in law.

The term jurist is ordinarily applied to individuals who have gained respect and recognition by their writings on legal topics.

jurist

n. although it means any attorney or legal scholar, jurist popularly refers to a judge.

jurist

noun advocate, attorney, attorney-at-law, barrister, bencher, counsel, counselor, counselor-at-law, iuris consultus, iuris peritus, judge, jurisconsult, justice, lawyer, learned counsel, legal adviser, legal expert, legal practitioner, legal representative, legist, magistrate, master of jurisprudence, member of the bar, member of the legal profession, one called to the bar, pleader, practicing lawyer, practitioner of the law, procurator, prosecutor, public attorney, solicitor
Foreign phrases: Natura appetit perfectum, ita et lex.Nature seeks perfection, and so does the law. Non verbis sed ipsis rebus. leges imponimus. We do not impose laws upon words, but upon the things themselves. Leges naturae perfectissimae sunt et immutabiles; humani vero juris conditio semper in infinitum decurrit, et nihil est in eo quod perpetuo stare possit. The laws of nature are the most perfect and immutable, but the condition of human law is unending and there is nothing in it which can continue perpetually.
See also: advocate, attorney, barrister, counsel, counselor, esquire, judge, lawyer, magistrate

JURIST. One well versed in the science of the law. The term is usually applied to students and practitioners of law.

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THE SUCCESS OF AYATOLLAH KHOMEINI IN IMPLEMENTING HIS THEORY OF the rule of the jurist after the 1979 revolution has placed Shiite clerics in a very difficult position.
Issuing a written statement on Wednesday, the platform maintained that the ruling is unlawful and aims to intimidate the jurists.
One is that, in Islamic history, the jurists came to claim authority and to exercise authority more and more over time.
The husbands, as the dominating partner in this sexual relationship, were not obliged to be sexually available to their wives, even as the jurists recognized the sexual needs of women.
During the questioning of witnesses, the jurists are allowed (even encouraged) to ask the witnesses questions.
A letrado is one who professes letters; the jurists and lawyers have also elevated themselves with this name.
The reasonable suspicion article was reportedly suggested by the prosecutors currently conducting operations into the "parallel structure" elements, who had asked for it to be applied to only those who will be detained for being a member of the structure, but the jurists had reportedly objected to the article being applied to only one segment of society, raising concerns that such an amendment contradicts the principle of equality in the Constitution.
However, there was no issue in the world which could not be resolved through peaceful negotiation, and, the jurists being the most law knowing and mature people and capable of moulding public opinion, could play their role in not only creating the environment for peaceful interaction between the two neighbours, but also ensuring that such interaction was translated into real time trust and harmony between the two countries.
Their claim is that the jurists are biased against deputy public defenders and their clients.
Addressing a delegation of All India Bar Association comprising more than hundred jurists, he said there is no issue in the world which cannot be resolved through peaceful negotiation, and, the jurists being the most law knowing and mature people, can play their role in not only creating the environment for peaceful interaction between the two neighbours, but also ensuring that such interaction is translated into real time trust and harmony between the two countries.
She has given us a rich and engaging account of how the jurists debated, conceptualized, and devised legal rulings for the regulation of marriage and its termination.
Holding up photographs of the couple celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary, Glynn urged the jurists to not let emotion rule their decision.