| The study of jurisprudence started with the Romans. The definitions given by the Roman jurists are vague and inadequate but they put forth the idea of a legal sciece. Every jurist has its own notion of the subject matter and the proer limits of jurisprudence depends upon his ideology and the nature of society. The word jurisprudence used in different languages in different senses. In French it refers "case law". There has been a shift during the last one century and jurisprudence today is envisged in more broader sense than it had understood in Austinian age.The term Jurisprudence is derived from the Latin word "Jurisprudentia" which means either "knowledge of law" or "skill in Law"Many eminet jurists have tried to define jurisprudence some of them will be givn bellow:| Importance & Utility of Jurisprudence:|
Jurisprudence is basically a theoreticl subject but it also has a practical and educational value. The practical value or purposes of jurisprudence has been enumerated as under: i. Remove the complexities of law:
One of the task of jurisprudence is to construct concepts and make law more manageable and rational. ii. Answers the new problems:
Jurisprudence can teach people to look around them and realize that answers to new legal problems must be found by a consideration of the present social needs and not in the wisdom of the past. iii. Grammar of law:
Jurisprudence is the grammar of law. It throws light on the basic ideas and the fundamental principles of law e.g. negligence, liability etc. iv. Training of Mind:
Jurisprudence trains the mind to solve the difficult legal provisions in legal way. v. Grasp on the subject:
It helps in knowing and grasping the language, grammar, the basis of treatment and assumption upon which subject rests. vi. Useful in Art of pleading and legislation:
It helps legislators and the lawyer the proper use of legal terminology. It relieves them to the botheration...