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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.

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

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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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In other words, a random shift from one opinion to another without there being any legal cause, is never approved by the jurists.
(96) All of the jurists who became the eponyms of the enduring schools of Islamic law lived during this time: the heads of the main Sunni law schools, Abu Hanifa (d.
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.
The competitive nature of Islamic politics in the premodern age therefore permitted jurists to function as a kind of reputational intermediary, a role that they could leverage to insure that rulers, even if only out of self-interest, substantially complied with the law that the jurists had formulated.
To add a sense of decorum, the attorneys could use the phrase, "May it please the court ..." each time they address the jurists. When the prosecution has concluded its opening remarks the defense counsel will be asked to give its opening statement.
The meeting also decided to assign Solicitor Khalifa Yusuf Bin Omeir to open a branch of the Jurist Association in Abu Dhabi.
Seeing that the jurist was very critical of Ibn Qutayba's stand on ahl al-bayt and jurists in general, he requested that al-Nu'man write down a detailed refutation for him to share with his pupils.
Weiss notes that this study is based mainly on the works of the jurist and theologian Sayf al-Din al-Amidi (d.
Issuing a written statement on Wednesday, the platform maintained that the ruling is unlawful and aims to intimidate the jurists.
The jurists also supported the stance of the government and said that we cannot get rid of terrorism until and unless the terrorists are not awarded deterrent and exemplary punishments.
Therefore, the jurists are unanimous on the prohibition of killing oneself to save another.