de jure

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

law : based on or according to the law

Full Definition of DE JURE

:  by right :  of right
:  based on laws or actions of the state <de jure segregation>

Origin of DE JURE

Medieval Latin
First Known Use: 1611

Other Legal Terms

actionable, alienable, carceral, chattel, complicity, decedent, larceny, malfeasance, modus operandi

Rhymes with DE JURE


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