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Juris Doctor (not Juris Doctorate) is the correct term for a professional law degree.

JD is the abbreviation for Juris Doctor.

Juris Doctor is Latin for "teacher of law."

The terms Juris Doctor and Juris Doctorate are frequently and erroneously used interchangeably. Juris Doctorate is incorrect.
Joshua earned a juris doctor from the Yale Law School in 2002.
by Lisa Smartypants July 22, 2012

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