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jurisprudence

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