Ju`rist (?), n. [F. juriste, LL. jurista, fr. L. jus, juris, right, law. See Just, a.]
One who professes the science of law; one versed in the law, especially in the civil law; a writer on civil and international law.
It has ever been the method of public jurists to raw a great part of the analogies on which they form the law of nations from the principles of law which prevail in civil community.
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