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de jure

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adverb or adjective de ju·re \(ˌ)dē-ˈju̇r-ē, (ˌ)dā-ˈyu̇r-\

Simple Definition of de jure

  • law : based on or according to the law

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of de jure

  1. 1 :  by right :  of right

  2. 2 :  based on laws or actions of the state <de jure segregation>

Origin of de jure

Medieval Latin


First Known Use: 1611

Rhymes with de jure


Law Dictionary

de jure

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adverb or adjective de ju·re \dē-ˈju̇r-ē, dā-ˈyu̇r-ā\

Legal Definition of de jure

  1. 1 :  by right :  of right <a de jure officer>

  2. 2 :  in accordance with law — see also de jure segregation at segregation — compare de facto



Origin of de jure

Medieval Latin, literally, from the law



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