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    jurisprudence - Dictionary definition and meaning for word jurisprudence

    (noun) the branch of philosophy concerned with the law and the principles that lead courts to make the decisions they do
    Synonyms : law , legal philosophy
    (noun) the collection of rules imposed by authority
    Synonyms : law
    Example Sentence
    • civilization presupposes respect for the law
    • the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for jurisprudence

juris = pertaining to law; prudence = intelligence/science

juris + student = a law student would study the science of law

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