jus gentium

noun jus gen·ti·um \ ˈyüs-ˈgen-tē-əm \

Definition of jus gentium

Origin and Etymology of jus gentium

Latin, law of nations


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jus gentium

noun jus gen·ti·um \ -ˈjen-shē-əm, -chəm \

legal Definition of jus gentium

: a body of law recognized by nations that is binding and governs their relations with each other : international law called also law of nations
Note: In Roman law jus gentium referred to the rules and laws that were common to the various nations or peoples under the Roman empire and were used in cases between non-Roman citizens or between a Roman and a non-Roman citizen.

Origin and Etymology of jus gentium

Latin, literally, law of nations


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