legal expert

Definitions of legal expert
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n a legal scholar versed in civil law or the law of nations

Synonyms:
jurist
Examples:
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Jeremy Bentham
English philosopher and jurist; founder of utilitarianism (1748-1831)
Huig de Groot
Dutch jurist and diplomat whose writings established the basis of modern international law (1583-1645)
Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.
United States jurist noted for his liberal opinions (1841-1935)
John Marshall
United States jurist; as chief justice of the Supreme Court he established the principles of United States constitutional law (1755-1835)
Harlan Fiske Stone
United States jurist who served on the United States Supreme Court as chief justice (1872-1946)
Types:
mufti
a jurist who interprets Muslim religious law
grand mufti
the chief mufti of a district
Type of:
expert
a person with special knowledge or ability who performs skillfully

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