summum jus

noun
\ -ˈyu̇s, -ˈyüs; -ˈjəs, -ˈjüs \

Definition of summum jus

: strict legal right : exact law : strictum jus distinguished from equity

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History and Etymology for summum jus

Latin, highest law

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“Summum jus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/summum%20jus. Accessed 28 Nov. 2021.

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