by right; according to law (distinguished from de facto).
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How to use de jure in a sentence
This would give de jure legitimacy—at least according to Moscow—to any future annexation of Crimea.
Thus, we turn the de facto situation into a de jure one, and ensure freedom of movement.It's Time to Think Creatively About Getting Settlers on the Side of Peace | Dan Goldenblatt | October 18, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Pakistan recognizes the international border and expects a de jure resolution of the issue.‘Homework to Do’: The Afghanistan-Pakistan Peace Talk Tipping Point | Shamila N. Chaudhary, Omar Samad | April 26, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
A UK which is de jure separated is not the UK for Australian constitutional purposes.Queen May Lose Sovereignty Over Australia, Academic Claims | Tom Sykes | April 5, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
It is immoral to deny Palestinian citizens of the State of Israel full and equal rights de facto and not only de jure.
Under the Decree I was, de jure, the eldest male after the King; it needed only his act to make me his successor.The Colonel of the Red Huzzars | John Reed Scott
Mare Liberum, seu de jure quod Batavis competit ad Indica commercia.The Life of the Truly Eminent and Learned Hugo Grotius | Jean Lvesque de Burigny
Felda, John de, his notes against Grotius's treatise de jure belli et pacis, 111.The Life of the Truly Eminent and Learned Hugo Grotius | Jean Lvesque de Burigny
Most of these slaves were west of the river, few being in the Province of Upper Canada de jure.
At that remote period Texas belonged, if not de facto, still de jure, to Mexico.The Pirates of the Prairies | Gustave Aimard
British Dictionary definitions for de jure
according to law; by right; legally: Compare de facto
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Cultural definitions for de jure
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