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Lat. In the civil and common law. Jurisprudence, or legal science. Jurisprudentia est divinarum atque humanaruin rerum notitia, justi atque injusti scientia. Jurisprudence is the knowledge of things divine and human, the science of what is right and what is wrong Dig. 1, 1, 10, 2; Inst. 1, 1, 1. This defini tion is adopted by Bractou, word for word Bract, fol. 3. Jurisprudentia legis communis Angliai est scientia socialis et copiosa. The ju- risprudence of the common law of England is a science social and comprehensive. 7 Coke, 2So.


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