sui juris

adjective
sui ju·​ris | \ ˌsü-ˌī-ˈju̇r-əs How to pronounce sui juris (audio) , ˌsü-ē-ˈyu̇r- \

Definition of sui juris

: having full legal rights or capacity

First Known Use of sui juris

1590, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for sui juris

Latin, of one's own right

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“Sui juris.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sui%20juris. Accessed 21 Jun. 2021.

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sui juris

adjective
sui ju·​ris | \ -ˈju̇r-is, -ˈyü-rēs How to pronounce sui juris (audio) \

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)

History and Etymology for sui juris

Latin, of one's own right

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