Try Our Apps


The saddest words

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. 2017.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for jus sanguinis
Historical Examples
  • (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
  • 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
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
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for jus sanguinis

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for jus

Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for jus sanguinis