sui juris

sui ju·ris | \ˌsü-ˌī-ˈju̇r-əs, ˌsü-ē-ˈyu̇r-\

Definition of sui juris 

: having full legal rights or capacity

First Known Use of sui juris

1675, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for sui juris

Latin, of one's own right

Latin, of one's own right

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sui juris

sui ju·ris | \-ˈju̇r-is, -ˈyü-rēs \

Legal Definition of sui juris 

1 : having full legal capacity to act on one's own behalf : not subject to the authority of another

2 : qualified to enjoy full rights of citizenship (as of holding public office or serving on a jury)

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