jura

[joo r-uh; Latin yoo-rah]

Jura

[joo r-uh; French zhy-ra]
noun
  1. a department in E France. 1952 sq. mi. (5055 sq. km). Capital: Lons-le-Saunier.
  2. Jura Mountains.

jus

1
[juhs; Latin yoos]
noun, plural ju·ra [joo r-uh; Latin yoo-rah] /ˈdʒʊər ə; Latin ˈyu rɑ/. Law.
  1. a right.
  2. law as a system or in the abstract.

Origin of jus

1
From the Latin word jūs law, right

jus

2
[zhy; English zhoos, joos]
noun French.
  1. juice; gravy.
Compare au jus.
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Related Words for jura

flavoring, gravy, relish, dressing, topping, dip, coulis, jus

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Contemporary Examples of jura

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Historical Examples of jura


British Dictionary definitions for jura

jura

noun
  1. the plural of jus 1

Jura

noun
  1. a department of E France, in Franche-Comté region. Capital: Lons-le-Saunier. Pop: 253 309 (2003 est)). Area: 5055 sq km (1971 sq miles)
  2. a canton of Switzerland, bordering the French frontier: formed in 1979 from part of Bern. Capital: Delémont. Pop: 69 200 (2002 est). Area: 838 sq km (323 sq miles)
  3. an island off the W coast of Scotland, in the Inner Hebrides, separated from the mainland by the Sound of Jura . Pop: 200 (2004 est). Area: 381 sq km (147 sq miles)
  4. a mountain range in W central Europe, between the Rivers Rhine and Rhône: mostly in E France, extending into W Switzerland
  5. a range of mountains in the NE quadrant of the moon lying on the N border of the Mare Imbrium

jus

1
noun plural jura (ˈdʒʊərə) law
  1. a right, power, or authority
  2. law in the abstract or as a system, as distinguished from specific enactments

Word Origin for jus

Latin: law

jus

2
noun
  1. a sauce

Word Origin for jus

French: literally, juice
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Word Origin and History for jura

jus

French, literally "juice" (see juice).

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