Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “jurisprudence”

jurisprudence

noun [U] uk   /ˌdʒʊə.rɪsˈpruː.dəns/ us    /ˌdʒʊr.ɪs-/ specialized
the study of law and the principles on which law is basedLegislation and law-making
jurisprudential
adjective uk   /-pruːˈden.ʃəl/ us  
Canada has a jurisprudential tradition of protecting human rights.
(Definition of jurisprudence from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of jurisprudence?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Word of the Day

pint

a measure for liquid equal to about half a litre

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More