- 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
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- law the principle that a person's nationality at birth is the same as that of his natural parentsCompare jus soli
Latin, literally: law of blood
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