alieni juris


ali·​e·​ni ju·​ris
: subject to the authority of another
opposed to sui juris

Word History


Latin, of another's law

First Known Use

1825, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of alieni juris was in 1825

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“Alieni juris.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Sep. 2023.

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