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Iuris prudentia
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A. Concept and Function

Iuris prudentia (IP), ‘astuteness in the law’, is the most succint designation for the legal profession ( iuris consultus ), which in antiquity formed an independent discipline only in Rome. In Rome IP did not denote ‘any professional preoccupation with the law’ [2. 1 f.], but only private jurisprudence. Legal practitioners and magistrates were not iuris prudentes, but were instructed by the latter either from case to case as experts or as permanent…

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Giaro, Tomasz (Frankfurt/Main), “Iuris prudentia”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 17 February 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e603910>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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