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

Examples of jus sanguinis in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Fischer's work would later inform the Nazi racial classification system and the Nuremberg Laws, which argued that German identity was based on jus sanguinis, not place of birth. Wired, 14 July 2022 Many countries use jus sanguinis — blood ties — in their citizenship criteria. Mallika Sen, chicagotribune.com, 14 Feb. 2022

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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 27 Sep. 2022.

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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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