de jure

de ju·re

adverb or adjective \(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


Next Word in the Dictionary: deka-
Previous Word in the Dictionary: déjeuner
All Words Near: de jure

Seen & Heard

What made you want to look up de jure? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Get Our Free Apps
Voice Search, Favorites,
Word of the Day, and More
Join Us on FB & Twitter
Get the Word of the Day and More