Jupiter's beard. (Bot.) (a) A South European herb, with cymes of small red blossoms (Centranthus ruber). (b) The houseleek (Sempervivum tectorum); — so called from its massive inflorescence, like the sculptured beard of Jove. Prior. (c) the cloverlike Anthyllis Barba-Jovis.Jupiter's staff(Bot.), the common mullein; — so called from its long, rigid spike of yellow blossoms.

(Ju*pon" Jup*pon") n. [F. jupon, fr. jupe skirt, Sp. aljuba a Moorish garment, Ar. jubba.] [Written variously jupe, jump, juppo, etc.]

1. A sleeveless jacket worn over the armor in the 14th century. It fitted closely, and descended below the hips. Dryden.

2. A petticoat. Halliwell.

(Ju"ra) n. [F. & L.] 1. A range of mountains between France and Switzerland.

2. (Geol.) The Jurassic period. See Jurassic.

(Ju"ral) a. [L. jus, juris, right.]

1. Pertaining to natural or positive right. [R.]

By the adjective jural we shall denote that which has reference to the doctrine of rights and obligations; as by the adjective "moral" we denote that which has reference to the doctrine of duties.

2. (Law) Of or pertaining to jurisprudence.

(||Ju`ra*men"tum) n.; pl. Juramenta [L.] (Roman & Old Eng. Law) An oath.

(Ju*ras"sic) a. (Geol.) Of the age of the middle Mesozoic, including, as divided in England and Europe, the Lias, Oölite, and Wealden; — named from certain rocks of the Jura mountains.n. The Jurassic period or formation; — called also the Jura.

(Ju"rat) n. [Prov. F. jurat, fr. L. juratus sworn, p. p. of jurare to swear. See Jury, n.]

1. A person under oath; specifically, an officer of the nature of an alderman, in certain municipal corporations in England. Burrill.

2. (Law) The memorandum or certificate at the end of an asffidavit, or a bill or answer in chancery, showing when, before whom, and where, it was sworn or affirmed. Wharton. Bouvier.

(Ju"ra*to*ry) a. [L. juratorius, fr. jurare to swear: cf. F. juratoire.] Relating to or comprising an oath; as, juratory caution. Ayliffe.

(Ju`ra-tri"as) n. (Geol.) A term applied to many American Mesozoic strata, in which the characteristics of the Jurassic and Triassic periods appear to be blended.Ju`ra-tri*as"sic a.

(Jupe) n. Same as Jupon.

(Ju"pi*ter) n. [L., fr. Jovis pater. See Jove.]

1. (Rom. Myth.) The supreme deity, king of gods and men, and reputed to be the son of Saturn and Rhea; Jove. He corresponds to the Greek Zeus.

2. (Astron.) One of the planets, being the brightest except Venus, and the largest of them all, its mean diameter being about 85,000 miles. It revolves about the sun in 4,332.6 days, at a mean distance of 5.2028 from the sun, the earth's mean distance being taken as unity.

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