Medical jurisprudence
Jurisprudence Ju`ris*pru"dence, n. [L. jurisprudentia; jus, juris, right, law + prudentia a foreseeing, knowledge of a matter, prudence: cf. F. jurisprudence. See {Just}, a., and {Prudence}.] 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. [1913 Webster]

The talents of Abelard were not confined to theology, jurisprudence, philosophy. --J. Warton. [1913 Webster]

{Medical jurisprudence}, that branch of juridical law which concerns questions of medicine. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • medical jurisprudence — n. the application of medical knowledge to questions of law affecting life or property, including ascertaining and certifying the cause of death, proper medical practice, etc. * * * or legal medicine Science of applying medical facts to legal… …   Universalium

  • medical jurisprudence — n. the application of medical knowledge to questions of law affecting life or property, including ascertaining and certifying the cause of death, proper medical practice, etc …   English World dictionary

  • medical jurisprudence — n FORENSIC MEDICINE * * * the study or practice of the legal aspects of medicine. See forensic medicine. * * * the application of the principles of law as they relate to the practice of medicine, to the obligations of the practitioner to the… …   Medical dictionary

  • Medical jurisprudence — Not to be confused with Medical law. Medical jurisprudence, or forensic medicine in the broad sense (the specific sense of identifying causes of death is a matter of forensic pathology), now embraces all matters which may bring the physician into …   Wikipedia

  • MEDICAL JURISPRUDENCE —    or FORENSIC MEDICINE    is the branch of medical study which bears on legal questions, the detection of crime or the determination of civil rights …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • medical jurisprudence. — See forensic medicine. [1780 90] * * * …   Universalium

  • medical jurisprudence — the study or practice of the legal aspects of medicine. See: forensic medicine …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • medical jurisprudence — /ˌmɛdɪkəl dʒurəsˈprudns/ (say .medikuhl joohruhs proohdns) noun → forensic medicine …   Australian English dictionary

  • medical jurisprudence — The science which applies the principles and practice of the different branches of medicine to the elucidation of doubtful questions in a court of law. Otherwise called forensic medicine (q.v.). A sort of mixed science, which may be considered as …   Black's law dictionary

  • medical jurisprudence — The science which applies the principles and practice of the different branches of medicine to the elucidation of doubtful questions in a court of law. Otherwise called forensic medicine (q.v.). A sort of mixed science, which may be considered as …   Black's law dictionary

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