sui juris

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

Definition of sui juris

: having full legal rights or capacity

Origin and Etymology of sui juris

Latin, of one's own right


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sui juris

adjective 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)

Origin and Etymology of sui juris

Latin, of one's own right


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