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de jure

[di joo r-ee, dey joo r-ey; Latin de yoo-re] /dɪ ˈdʒʊər i, deɪ ˈdʒʊər eɪ; Latin dɛ ˈyu rɛ/
adverb, adjective
by right; according to law (distinguished from de facto).
Origin of de jure
From the Latin word dē jūrē
Can be confused
de facto, de jure. Unabridged
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de jure

/deɪ ˈdʒʊəreɪ/
according to law; by right; legally Compare de facto
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Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for de jure

Latin, literally "of law," thus "legitimate, lawful, by right of law, required by law." Jure is ablative of ius (see just (adj.)).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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de jure [(di joor-ee, day yoor-ay)]

Determined by law. In the American South, racial segregation was de jure, but in the North, it was de facto.

The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition
Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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