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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 ju·ris·pru·dence /ˌʤʊrəsˈprudṇ(t)s/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ju·ris·pru·dence n.  The science of juridical law; the knowledge of the laws, customs, and rights of men in a state or community, necessary for the due administration of justice.
    The talents of Abelard were not confined to theology, jurisprudence, philosophy.   --J. Warton.
 Medical jurisprudence, that branch of juridical law which concerns questions of medicine.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: the branch of philosophy concerned with the law and the
           principles that lead courts to make the decisions they
           do [syn: law, legal philosophy]
      2: the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization
         presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for
         jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
         [syn: law]