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[joo r-uh l] /ˈdʒʊər əl/
pertaining to law; legal.
of or relating to rights and obligations.
Origin of jural
1625-35; < Latin jūr- (stem of jūs) law + -al1
Related forms
jurally, adverb Unabridged
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Historical Examples
  • Take, for example, the conceptions borrowed from the jural sphere.


    John Dewey and James Hayden Tufts
  • By this emphasis, arise the jural theories (Latin, jus, law).


    John Dewey and James Hayden Tufts
  • This is a jural postulate of civilized society as we know it.

  • Woolsey says that "a slave sojourning to a free land cannot be treated as his master's property—as destitute of jural capacity."

  • The civilization of the time did not involve the corollaries of our jural postulate.

  • The second assimilates ethics to a system of legal enactments, and is connected with the jural conceptions of theology and law.

    On the Ethics of Naturalism William Ritchie Sorley
  • To make these moral instead of jural terms, the first thing that is needed is that we make the whole process an inward one.


    John Dewey and James Hayden Tufts
  • Each State Legislature is a little political academy for the advancement of jural science and art.

  • If by any means we can determine the early forms of jural conceptions, they will be invaluable to us.

    Ancient Law Sir Henry James Sumner Maine
  • The jural judgments of individuals are not complete judgments; they are based upon an undefined sense of right and wrong.

British Dictionary definitions for jural


of or relating to law or to the administration of justice
of or relating to rights and obligations
Derived Forms
jurally, adverb
Word Origin
C17: from Latin iūs law + -al1
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