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jurisprudence

noun [U]     /ˌdʒʊə.rɪsˈpruː.dəns/ US  /ˌdʒʊr.ɪs-/ specialized
the study of law and the principles on which law is basedLegislation and law-making jurisprudential /-pruːˈden.ʃəl/ adjective Canada has a jurisprudential tradition of protecting human rights.
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