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jurisprudence

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Definition the branch of philosophy concerned with the law

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a collection of laws
  • It is an important decision in the Supreme Court's affirmative action jurisprudence.
jurisprudence = interpretations of the law
  • No question in jurisprudence is as muddled as that of privacy.
    Sheldon Richman  --  Dissolving the Inkblot: Privacy as Property Right  --  http://www.cato.org/pubs/policy_report/richman.html (retrieved 06/28/06)
  • These attempts to join a progressive constitutional jurisprudence with democratic politics embody a distressingly thin idea of "democracy."
    Michael S. Greve  --  How to Think about Constitutional Change, Part II  --  http://www.aei.org/publications/filter.all,pubID.22622/pub_detail.asp (retrieved 06/29/06)
  • The great problem for American jurisprudence is to allow freedom for its citizens while enforcing order and promoting the common good.
  • Prince Andrew said that for that work an education in jurisprudence was needed which he did not possess.
    Tolstoy, Leo  --  War and Peace
  • This shows it is improper to use a technical interpretation from the jurisprudence of only one State.
    Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, & John Jay  --  The Federalist Papers — Modern English Edition 2
  • I believe that this case must be unique in Swedish jurisprudence.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest
  • There were a lot of things about the trial that were wrong; but the practice of jurisprudence was much laxer then.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Alias Grace
  • But the latter went on without pity:— " 'Seek whom the crime will profit,' says an axiom of jurisprudence."
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • "Does medical jurisprudence provide nothing against these infringements?" said Mr. Hackbutt, with a disinterested desire to offer his lights.
    George Eliot  --  Middlemarch
  • Jessica picked up Jurisprudence and pulled it out to its full length.
    Scott Westerfeld  --  The Secret Hour
  • STUDENT I cannot reconcile myself to Jurisprudence.
    Goethe (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)  --  Faust
  • And jurisprudence, the making and executing of laws ?
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • Prince Andrew said that for that work an education in jurisprudence was needed which he did not possess.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • This point has been established by discussion in the law-courts, and may be said to belong more properly to jurisprudence.
    Alexis de Toqueville  --  Democracy In America, Volume 1
  • Finality, not fairness, had become the new priority in death penalty jurisprudence.
    Bryan Stevenson  --  Just Mercy
  • So exotic jurisprudence loses its brightest jewel.... so what do I care?
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  Tunnel In the Sky
  • Mitya forgot his surname though he knew him, had seen him: he was the "investigating lawyer," from the "school of jurisprudence," who had only lately come to the town.
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  The Brothers Karamazov
  • Such critics also pointed out that, thanks to the commercialization of Everest, the once hallowed peak has now even been dragged into the swamp of American jurisprudence.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into Thin Air
  • It is true that the separation of the equity from the legal jurisdiction is peculiar to the English system of jurisprudence: which is the model that has been followed in several of the States.
    Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, & John Jay  --  The Federalist Papers

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