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jus soli

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noun jus so·li \ˈyüs-ˈsō-ˌlē\

Definition of jus soli

  1. :  a rule that the citizenship of a child is determined by the place of its birth



Origin and Etymology of jus soli

Latin, right of the soil


First Known Use: 1902


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jus soli

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noun jus so·li \-ˈsō-ˌlī, -lē\

Legal Definition of jus soli

  1. :  a rule of law that a child's citizenship is determined by his or her place of birth



Origin and Etymology of jus soli

Latin, right of the soil


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