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sui juris

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adjective sui ju·ris \ˌsü-ˌī-ˈju̇r-əs, ˌsü-ē-ˈyu̇r-\

Definition of sui juris

  1. :  having full legal rights or capacity



Origin and Etymology of sui juris

Latin, of one's own right


First Known Use: 1675

Rhymes with sui juris


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sui juris

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adjective sui ju·ris \-ˈju̇r-is, -ˈyü-rēs\

Legal Definition of sui juris

  1. 1 :  having full legal capacity to act on one's own behalf :  not subject to the authority of another

  2. 2 :  qualified to enjoy full rights of citizenship (as of holding public office or serving on a jury)



Origin and Etymology of sui juris

Latin, of one's own right


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