jus sanguinis

noun
jus san·​gui·​nis | \ ˈyüs-ˈsäŋ-gwə-nəs How to pronounce jus sanguinis (audio) \

Definition of jus sanguinis

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

First Known Use of jus sanguinis

1902, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for jus sanguinis

Latin, right of blood

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“Jus sanguinis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/jus%20sanguinis. Accessed 4 Aug. 2020.

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jus sanguinis

noun
jus san·​gui·​nis | \ -ˈsaŋ-gwi-nis, -ˈsäŋ-gwē-ˌnēs How to pronounce jus sanguinis (audio) \

Legal Definition of jus sanguinis

: a rule of law that a child's citizenship is determined by that of his or her parents

History and Etymology for jus sanguinis

Latin, right of blood

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