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ju·ris·pru·dence  (jrs-prdns)
1. The philosophy or science of law.
2. A division or department of law: medical jurisprudence.

[Late Latin irisprdentia : Latin iris, genitive of is, law; see yewes- in Indo-European roots + Latin prdentia, knowledge (from prdns, prdent-, knowing; see prudent).]

juris·pru·dential (-pr-dnshl) adj.
juris·pru·dential·ly adv.

jurisprudence  /drsprudns/  n. [U] the study of law: Lawyers study jurisprudence in law school. Jurisprudence

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