jus

1
[juhs; Latin yoos]

noun, plural ju·ra [joo r-uh; Latin yoo-rah] /ˈdʒʊər ə; Latin ˈyu rɑ/. Law.

a right.
law as a system or in the abstract.

Nearby words

  1. jury-packing,
  2. jury-rig,
  3. jury-rigged,
  4. juryman,
  5. jurywoman,
  6. jus canonicum,
  7. jus civile,
  8. jus divinum,
  9. jus gentium,
  10. jus naturale

Origin of jus

1
From the Latin word jūs law, right

jus

2
[zhy; English zhoos, joos]

noun French.

juice; gravy.
Compare au jus.

Ju

[roo, zhoo]

noun

one of the tutors of aristocratic origin working during the Chou dynasty.

jus canonicum

[yoos kah-noh-ni-koo m; English juhs kuh-non-i-kuh m]

noun Latin.

jus divinum

[yoos di-wee-noo m; English juhs di-vahy-nuh m]

noun Latin.

divine law.
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British Dictionary definitions for jus

jus

1

noun plural jura (ˈdʒʊərə) law

a right, power, or authority
law in the abstract or as a system, as distinguished from specific enactments

Word Origin for jus

Latin: law

noun

a sauce

Word Origin for jus

French: literally, juice

jus canonicum

noun

canon law

Word Origin for jus canonicum

from Latin

jus divinum

noun

divine law

Word Origin for jus divinum

from Latin

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Word Origin and History for jus

jus

French, literally "juice" (see juice).

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