alieni juris

adjective
ali·​e·​ni ju·​ris | \ ˌalēˈēˌnīˈju̇rə̇s, ˌälēˈā(ˌ)nēˈyu̇- \

Definition of alieni juris

law
: subject to the authority of another opposed to sui juris

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First Known Use of alieni juris

1825, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for alieni juris

Latin, of another's law

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“Alieni juris.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/alieni%20juris. Accessed 26 January 2020.

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