Wednesday, July 06, 2005

A Strictly Hypothetical Note

"Jurist" comes in handy as a synonym for "judge," but keep in mind that many consider that a loose usage. The primary meaning is "legal expert or scholar." The distinction could become important if, say, a partisan hack with little knowledge of the law were up for a seat on the bench.

1 comment:

Stephen Jones said...

Jurist is to judge as primate is to human.