[ di joo r-ee, dey joo r-ey; Latin de yoo-re ]
/ dɪ ˈdʒʊər i, deɪ ˈdʒʊər eɪ; Latin dɛ ˈyu rɛ /
by right; according to law (distinguished from de facto).
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Origin of de jure
From the Latin word dē jūrē
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH de jurede facto de jure
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British Dictionary definitions for de jure
/ (deɪ ˈdʒʊəreɪ) /
according to law; by right; legallyCompare de facto
Word Origin for de jure
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Cultural definitions for de jure
[ (di joor-ee, day yoor-ay) ]
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