(redirected from Jurists)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Encyclopedia.
Related to Jurists: Jurors


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.

West's Encyclopedia of American Law, edition 2. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.


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

Copyright © 1981-2005 by Gerald N. Hill and Kathleen T. Hill. All Right reserved.

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

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
References in periodicals archive ?
Courts Director, who enjoys substantial nationwide regard among district court jurists. (24) Over the longer term, the OSCAR Working Group must immediately and efficaciously remedy or diminish problems the 2003 regimen could impose and enhance the suggested plan.
"A return to executions will derail one of democratic Pakistan's most tangible human rights successes," said Sam Zarifi, Asia-Pacific director of the International Commission of Jurists. "Under military rule, Pakistan endured the widespread application of the death penalty.
In a separate decree, Ayatollah Khamenei appointed Hojjatoleslam Mehdi Shabzendedar as the new jurist of the body, replacing recently deceased member of the council Ayatollah Gholamreza Rezvani.
Two weeks ago, writing to the Sri Lankan President, International Council of Jurists (ICJ) President, Dr.
This initiative is also aimed at encouraging exchanges between Lebanese jurists and their European counterparts.
The literal meaning of abortion is applicable to doing the action by someone which according to the jurists is not out of the literal meaning but in many occasions they express it more often by projection, subtraction, dumping and stillbirth (Jurisprudence Encyclopedia, Vol.
The participants were Supreme Court justices and high-ranking jurists from Namibia, Botswana, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia.
One was the resignation of many Islamic jurists from continuing their intellectual work.
Created in 1952, the International Jurists' Commission is a non-governmental organisation dedicated to the promotion of the state of rule and the legal protection of human rights in the world.
In astatement received by Aswat al-Iraq, issued at the end of a press conferenceheld in Cairo by lawyers and jurists from Iraq, Egypt and Jordan, they saidthat "Iran is attempting to forceibly move them to other provinces to killthem at a later stage," regarding "the next step as a genocideagainst humanity."
Once a doctrine of judicial discretion, prominent American scholars and jurists have come to view lenity as the "new nondelegation doctrine,"--one embodiment of the principle cautioning courts to defer to legislative supremacy.
Yes, we who admire him, who observe his work, words and actions, know him to be a shining example of what a jurist should be.