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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Jurist \Ju'rist\, noun [F. juriste, LL. jurista, fr. L. jus, juris, right, law. See {Just}, adjective] One who professes the science of law; one versed in the law, especially in the civil law, such as a judge, lawyer, or legal scholar; a writer on civil and international law.

It has ever been the method of public jurists to draw a great part of the analogies on which they form the law of nations from the principles of law which prevail in civil community. --Burke. Juristic

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

jurist

noun

1: a legal scholar versed in civil law or the law of nations [syn: {jurist}, {legal expert}]

2: a public official authorized to decide questions brought before a court of justice [syn: {judge}, {justice}, {jurist}]


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