Meaning of “jurisprudence” in the English Dictionary

"jurisprudence" in British English

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jurisprudencenoun [ U ]

uk /ˌdʒʊə.rɪsˈpruː.dəns/ us /ˌdʒʊr.ɪsˈpruː.dəns/ specialized

the study of law and the principles on which law is based

adjective uk /ˌdʒʊə.rɪs.pruːˈden.ʃəl/ us /ˌdʒʊr.ɪs.pruːˈden.ʃəl/

Canada has a jurisprudential tradition of protecting human rights.

(Definition of “jurisprudence” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)