What is jurist?

  • (noun): A public official authorized to decide questions bought before a court of justice.
    Synonyms: judge, justice, magistrate
    See also — Additional definitions below


A jurist or jurisconsult is a professional who studies, develops, applies, or otherwise deals with the law. The term is widely used in American English, but in the United Kingdom and many Commonwealth countries it has only historical and specialist usage. In most of continental Europe any person who possesses a degree in law and works professionally with the law is referred to with a word resembling jurist (e.g., Jurist, juriste, jurista, juristi, jurists etc.).

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... Umar al-Mujtahid al-Dimashqī the Hanafi jurist Saʿīd al-Ḥalabī(subsequently al-Dimashqī) the traditionalist and best known jurist of the Levant Shaykh Imām ʿAl ... Aḥmad Bībars Ḥasan ibn Ibrāhīm al-Bayṭār, the Shafiʿī jurist of his era ...
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... Law degree - jurist (often compared to an LL.M ... Jurist degree may also be awarded in a shorter period of time if a law student has already completed Bachelor or Specialist degree in another field of studies or has ... Bachelor jurist degree (equivalent to Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.)) may be earned concurrently with another Bachelor or Master degree in some universities (comparable to ...

More definitions of "jurist":

  • (noun): A legal scholar versed in civil law or the law of nations.
    Synonyms: legal expert