jurist mid-15c., "one who practices law," from M.Fr. juriste (14c.), from M.L. iurista "jurist," from L. ius (gen. iuris) "law," from PIE *yewes- "law," originally a term of religious cult, perhaps meaning "sacred formula" (Cf. L. iurare "to pronounce a ritual formula," Vedic yos "health," Avestan yaoz-da- "make ritually pure," Ir. huisse "just"). The Germanic root represented by O.E. æ "custom, law," O.H.G. ewa, Ger. Ehe "marriage," though sometimes associated with this group, seems rather to belong to PIE *ei- "to go." Meaning "a legal writer" is from 1620s.

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