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jus sanguinis

[juhs sang-gwuh-nis] /ˈdʒʌs ˈsæŋ gwə nɪs/
noun, Law.
the principle that the country of nationality of a child is that of the country of nationality of the parents.
Origin of jus sanguinis
1900-05; < Latin: right of blood Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • That the child inherits the nationality of his father is a common maxim known as jus sanguinis.

    International Law

    George Grafton Wilson and George Fox Tucker
  • (c) Other states follow sometimes the jus sanguinis, sometimes jus soli, and sometimes modifications of these laws.

    International Law

    George Grafton Wilson and George Fox Tucker
British Dictionary definitions for jus sanguinis

jus sanguinis

(law) the principle that a person's nationality at birth is the same as that of his natural parents Compare jus soli
Word Origin
Latin, literally: law of blood
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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