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  • n. Plural form of jurisconsult.


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  • 8 The answers of those learned in the law are the opinions and views of persons authorized to determine and expound the law; for it was of old provided that certain persons should publicly interpret the laws, who were called jurisconsults, and whom the Emperor privileged to give formal answers.

    The Institutes of Justinian

  • When these customs change and the practice comes to indicate the opposite of what it used to, are the fatwas recorded in the books of the jurisconsults rendered thereby defunct, it becoming necessary to issue new fatwas on the basis of the new customs?

    Sherman A. Jackson: Sharia in America: How Religious Laws Change

  • This seal of the devil is a small sign-manual, which, as demonological jurisconsults affirm, renders the skin insensible.

    A Philosophical Dictionary

  • He quotes various jurisconsults, called demonographers, who assert that Luther was the son of a woman and a goat.

    A Philosophical Dictionary

  • Some jurisconsults, indeed, have wisely held that the contumacious person ought not to be condemned unless the crime were clearly established; but other lawyers have been of a contrary opinion: they have boldly affirmed that the flight of the accused was a proof of the crime; that the contempt which he showed for justice, by refusing to appear, merited the same chastisement as would have followed his conviction.

    A Philosophical Dictionary

  • Three celebrated jurisconsults, Dumoulin, Lannoy, and Duaren, have written strongly against annats, which they call a real simony.

    A Philosophical Dictionary

  • That would be great folly; as well might you wish them to have the same politeness, or to be all jurisconsults.

    A Philosophical Dictionary

  • Law indeed encourages rather than extinguishes the contentions of mankind, which are the result of unbounded greed, by complicated laws, which can be turned either way; though we know that it was created by jurisconsults and pious princes for the purpose of assuaging these contentions.

    The Love of Books : The Philobiblon of Richard de Bury

  • The statement also demands that engineers should please stop pretending to issue fatwas, which should be left to trained clerical jurisconsults.

    Archive 2005-07-01

  • So in like manner the volumes of the modern doctors of the civil law exceed those of the ancient jurisconsults, of which Tribonian compiled the digest.

    The Advancement of Learning


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