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jural

[joo r-uh l] /ˈdʒʊər əl/
adjective
1.
pertaining to law; legal.
2.
of or relating to rights and obligations.
Origin of jural
1625-1635
1625-35; < Latin jūr- (stem of jūs) law + -al1
Related forms
jurally, adverb
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  • Take, for example, the conceptions borrowed from the jural sphere.

    Ethics

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

    Ethics

    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.

    Ethics

    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

jural

/ˈdʒʊərəl/
adjective
1.
of or relating to law or to the administration of justice
2.
of or relating to rights and obligations
Derived Forms
jurally, adverb
Word Origin
C17: from Latin iūs law + -al1
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