Jurisprudence Ju`ris*pru"dence, n. [L. jurisprudentia; jus, juris, right, law + prudentia a foreseeing, knowledge of a matter, prudence: cf. F. jurisprudence. See Just, a., and Prudence.] The science of juridical law; the knowledge of the laws, customs, and rights of men in a state or community, necessary for the due administration of justice. The talents of Abelard were not confined to theology, jurisprudence, philosophy. -- J. Warton. Medical jurisprudence, that branch of juridical law which concerns questions of medicine., Medically Med"ic*al*ly, adv. In a medical manner; with reference to healing, or to the principles of the healing art.