Word of the Day

Word of the Day: Jurisprudence
Polish Translation: prawoznawstwo
Pronunciation: ˌ/jo͝orəˈspro͞odns/
Definition: (noun)
1) the science or philosophy of law.
2) a body or system of laws.
3) a department of law: medical jurisprudence.
Etymology:
early 17th century: from late Latin jurisprudentia, from Latin jus, jur- ‘law’ + prudentia ‘knowledge.’

Quote of the Day

The society which scorns excellence in plumbing as a humble activity and tolerates shoddiness in philosophy because it is an exalted activity will have neither good plumbing nor good philosophy: neither its pipes nor its theories will hold water.
 
John W. Gardner