[ 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
Can be confusedde 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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Word Origin and History for de jure
Latin, literally "of law," thus "legitimate, lawful, by right of law, required by law." Jure is ablative of ius (see just (adj.)).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Culture definitions for de jure
[ (di joor-ee, day yoor-ay) ]
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