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Noun: jurisprudence  ,jû-ris'proo-d(u)n(t)s
  1. The branch of philosophy concerned with the law and the principles that lead courts to make the decisions they do
    - law, legal philosophy
  2. The collection of rules imposed by authority
    "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order";
    - law

Derived forms: jurisprudences

Type of: accumulation, aggregation, assemblage, collection, philosophy

Encyclopedia: Jurisprudence