jurisconsult


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jurisconsult

a person qualified to advise on legal matters. In Roman law, the opinions of the jurisconsults were treated as a source of law.

JURISCONSULT. One well versed in jurisprudence; a jurist: one whose profession it is to give counsel on questions of law.

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Under the common law, the judges played the key role; for Leoni, it was the jurisconsult under the Roman law who performed that function.
A jurisconsult who is qualified to give or issue legal opinions.
Eventually he became the foremost jurisconsult of 'Iraq after Qadi Abu Yusuf, his scholarly accomplishments became widely known, which attracted many gifted and accomplished students to him from far and wide.
Jean Bodin(1529-1596) a fost jurisconsult, magistrat, economist, consilier al ducelui d'Alencon, dar si principal reprezentant al partidului "politicilor".
8) Although the 1979 Revolution was supported by populations comprising a variety of ideological positions on what kind of government should succeed the Pahlavi regime, the movement was rapidly overtaken by the religious faction that supported Khomeini's vision of a vilayat-e faqih, or "rule by the jurisconsult," that remains the articulating ideology of the regime today.
A Hezbollah member writes to Ayatollah Ali Khameini, Iran's Supreme Leader or Jurisconsult (Wali al Fiqeh) who the party often consults on religious issues and political matters.
Grandson on the paternal side of General Joaquim Antonio de Araujo Pessoa, who fought in the Liberal Wars, and Dionisia Seabra; grandson on the maternal side of Councillor Luis Antonio Nogueira, jurisconsult and general director of the Ministerio do Reino, and Madalena Xavier Pinheiro.
In Tlemcen (now in western Algeria) a noted jurisconsult Abu Abdallah ibn Marzuq delivered a long fatwa (that is, a legal decision) on 21 August 1409.
In the discussion of the religious ideology, the author addresses in great detail the doctrines from which Hizbullah drew inspiration, including the fundamentals of the Shiite faith, the theory of the guardianship of the Jurisconsult (wilayat faqih) as elaborated by Imam Khomeyni the leader of the Islamic Revolution in Iran, and finally the struggle in the path of god (jihad fi sabilillah).
The definition of the Roman jurisconsult Ulpian, placed at the beginning of the Digest--law is the constant and perpetual will to render his right to each man (6)--echoes Cicero.
Al-Sarakhsi, a noted jurisconsult of the same epoch, emphasized: "Whatever is established by sound custom is equally well established by sound legal proof," meaning that Islamic law implicitly endorses all good aspects of local culture.
The tricameral government structure is ruled over by a supreme religious jurisconsult, or "supreme leader.