jus soli

jus so·li | \ ˈyüs-ˈsō-ˌlē \

Definition of jus soli 

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

First Known Use of jus soli

1902, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for jus soli

Latin, right of the soil

Latin, right of the soil

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The first known use of jus soli was in 1902

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jus soli

jus so·li | \ -ˈsō-ˌlī, -lē \

Legal Definition of jus soli 

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

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