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jurisprudence

 
Noun jurisprudence has 2 senses
  1. jurisprudence, law, legal philosophy - the branch of philosophy concerned with the law and the principles that lead courts to make the decisions they do
    --1 is a kind of philosophy
    --1 has particulars: contract law; corporation law; matrimonial law; patent law
  2. law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
    --2 is a kind of collection, aggregation, accumulation, assemblage
    --2 has parts: law
    --2 has particulars:
     administrative law; canon law, ecclesiastical law; civil law; common law, case law, precedent; international law, law of nations; law of the land; maritime law, admiralty law; martial law; mercantile law, commercial law, law merchant; military law; Mosaic law, Law of Moses; shariah, shariah law, sharia, sharia law, Islamic law; statutory law; securities law; tax law
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