au jus

adjective
\ō-ˈzhü(s), -ˈjüs;ō-zhᵫ \

Definition of au jus 

(Entry 1 of 20)

of meat

: served in the juice obtained from roasting

jus gentium

noun (1)
jus gen·​ti·​um | \ˈyüs-ˈgen-tē-əm \

Definition of jus gentium (Entry 2 of 20)

jus sanguinis

noun (2)
jus san·​gui·​nis | \ˈyüs-ˈsäŋ-gwə-nəs \

Definition of jus sanguinis (Entry 3 of 20)

: a rule that a child's citizenship is determined by its parents' citizenship

jus soli

noun (3)
jus so·​li | \ˈyüs-ˈsō-ˌlē \

Definition of jus soli (Entry 4 of 20)

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

jus divinum

Latin noun phrase
jus di·​vi·​num | \ˌyüs-di-ˈwē-ˌnu̇m \

Definition of jus divinum (Entry 5 of 20)

: divine law

jus abutendi

noun (4)
jus ab·​u·​ten·​di | \-ˌabyəˈtendē, -ˌdī\

Definition of jus abutendi (Entry 6 of 20)

Roman & civil law

: a right to make full use of property even to wasting or destroying it : absolute and unlimited ownership with the power of free alienation — compare jus utendi

jus aedilium

noun (5)
jus ae·​di·​li·​um | \-ēˈdilēəm\
variants: or jus aedilicium \ -​ˌēdəˈlis(h)ēəm \

Definition of jus aedilium (Entry 7 of 20)

Roman law

: the law of the curule aediles set forth in their edicts usually relating to police and market regulations

jus albanagii

noun (6)
jus al·​ba·​na·​gii | \-ˌalbəˈnājēˌī\

Definition of jus albanagii (Entry 8 of 20)

jus angariae

noun (7)
jus an·​ga·​ri·​ae | \-(ˌ)aŋˈga(a)rēˌē\

Definition of jus angariae (Entry 9 of 20)

: angary

jus canonicum

noun (8)
jus ca·​non·​i·​cum | \-kəˈnänə̇kəm\

Definition of jus canonicum (Entry 10 of 20)

jus civile

noun (9)
jus ci·​vi·​le | \-səˈvī(ˌ)lē\

Definition of jus civile (Entry 11 of 20)

jus commercii

noun (10)
jus com·​mer·​cii | \-kəˈmərshēˌī\

Definition of jus commercii (Entry 12 of 20)

Roman & civil law

: a right to make contracts, acquire, hold, and transfer property, and have business dealings

jus commune

noun (11)
jus com·​mu·​ne | \-kəˈmyü(ˌ)nē\

Definition of jus commune (Entry 13 of 20)

1 : the common law of England

2 : the common or public law or right as opposed to the jus singulare established for special cases

jus conubii

noun (12)
jus co·​nu·​bii
variants: or jus connubii \ -​kəˈn(y)übēˌī \

Definition of jus conubii (Entry 14 of 20)

2 : the body of rules and conventions of a people or community governing intermarriage

jus deliberandi

noun (13)
jus de·​li·​be·​ran·​di | \-də̇ˌlibəˈrandē, -nˌdī\

Definition of jus deliberandi (Entry 15 of 20)

Roman & civil law

: a right granted to an heir to take a certain time to decide whether to accept the inheritance or not

jus ecclesiasticum

noun (14)
jus ec·​cle·​si·​as·​ti·​cum | \-ə̇ˌklēzēˈastə̇kəm, -eˌk-\

Definition of jus ecclesiasticum (Entry 16 of 20)

: ecclesiastical law

jus edicendi

noun (15)
jus edi·​cen·​di | \-ˌedəˈsendē, -nˌdī\

Definition of jus edicendi (Entry 17 of 20)

Roman law

: a right belonging to the curule aediles, praetors, and quaestors and presidents in the provinces of making edicts

jus fruendi

noun (16)
jus fru·​en·​di | \-früˈendē, -ˌdī\

Definition of jus fruendi (Entry 18 of 20)

Roman & civil law

: a right of enjoyment of another's property without destroying its substance

jus honorarium

noun (17)
jus ho·​no·​ra·​ri·​um | \-ˌänəˈra(a)rēəm\

Definition of jus honorarium (Entry 19 of 20)

Roman law

: the law established by the edicts of the magistrates consisting chiefly of the praetorian law and the law of the curule aediles

jus in personam

noun (18)
jus in per·​so·​nam | \ˈjˈəˌsinpə(r)ˈsōˌnam\

Definition of jus in personam (Entry 20 of 20)

: a right of legal action against or to enforce a legal duty of a particular person or group of persons — compare jus in rem

Examples of au jus in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective

Available every Wednesday, Friday and Sunday evenings starting at 5 p.m., the $15.99 rotisserie prime rib meal comes with two sides, cornbread, horseradish cream sauce and au jus. Joey Morona, cleveland.com, "From Boston Market's prime rib to Piada's seasonal menu: What's new in fast-food," 25 Apr. 2018 Sprinkle the ranch seasoning mix on top of the chuck roast, then sprinkle the dry au jus mix and place the stick of butter on top of the roast. Susan Selasky, Detroit Free Press, "Crock-Pot responds to 'This is Us' heartbreaker: 'Don't worry'," 25 Jan. 2018 Sprinkle the ranch seasoning mix on top of the chuck roast, then sprinkle the dry au jus mix and place the stick of butter on top of the roast. Susan Selasky, Detroit Free Press, "Crock-Pot responds to 'This is Us' heartbreaker: 'Don't worry'," 25 Jan. 2018 Other options include: A rotisserie lamb plate with tomato orzo au jus and a roll. Ann Maloney, NOLA.com, "New Orleans Greek Fest invites you to dine, wine on the bayou," 22 May 2018 Sprinkle the ranch seasoning mix on top of the chuck roast, then sprinkle the dry au jus mix and place the stick of butter on top of the roast. Susan Selasky, Detroit Free Press, "Crock-Pot responds to 'This is Us' heartbreaker: 'Don't worry'," 25 Jan. 2018 Look for soups, salads and sandwiches like the Dapper Dipper (slices of slow-roasted tri-tip with crispy onion haystack, Swiss cheese, creamy horseradish and au jus for dipping). Jennifer Mcclellan, azcentral, "New restaurants in Phoenix in March: 37 openings in a month may set a record," 2 Apr. 2018 The au jus seasoning is used in a marinade injected into the steaks. David J. Neal, miamiherald, "Second salmonella recall of steaks in two days covers more than 484,000 pounds of meat | Miami Herald," 16 Mar. 2018 Sprinkle the ranch seasoning mix on top of the chuck roast, then sprinkle the dry au jus mix and place the stick of butter on top of the roast. Susan Selasky, Detroit Free Press, "Crock-Pot responds to 'This is Us' heartbreaker: 'Don't worry'," 25 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of au jus

Adjective

circa 1750, in the meaning defined above

Noun (1)

circa 1549, in the meaning defined above

Noun (2)

1902, in the meaning defined above

Noun (3)

1902, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for au jus

Adjective

French, literally, with juice

Noun (1)

Latin, law of nations

Noun (2)

Latin, right of blood

Noun (3)

Latin, right of the soil

Noun (4)

Latin, right of abusing

Noun (5)

Latin, law of the aediles or law of an aedile

Noun (6)

Medieval Latin, right of alien confiscation

Noun (7)

Late Latin, literally, right of angaria

Noun (8)

Medieval Latin

Noun (9)

Latin

Noun (10)

Latin, right of commerce

Noun (11)

Latin

Noun (12)

Latin, literally, right of marriage, right of intermarriage

Noun (13)

Latin, right of deliberating

Noun (14)

Late Latin

Noun (15)

Latin, right of decreeing

Noun (16)

Latin, right of enjoying

Noun (17)

Latin, magisterial law

Noun (18)

Latin, right against a person

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