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jus1

[juhs; Latin yoos]
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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.
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Origin of jus1

From the Latin word jūs law, right

jus2

[zhy; English zhoos, joos]
noun French.
  1. juice; gravy.
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Compare au jus.

Ju

[roo, zhoo]
noun
  1. Confucian(def 2).
  2. one of the tutors of aristocratic origin working during the Chou dynasty.
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jus canonicum

[yoos kah-noh-ni-koo m; English juhs kuh-non-i-kuh m]
noun Latin.
  1. canon law.
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jus divinum

[yoos di-wee-noo m; English juhs di-vahy-nuh m]
noun Latin.
  1. divine law.
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  • That woman's eyes were all red, an' her hair was jus' awful.

    The Little Colonel

    Annie Fellows Johnston

  • Yes, suh, he was jus' buck-jumpin' all 'e way down 'at stretch.

    Old Man Curry

    Charles E. (Charles Emmett) Van Loan

  • I taken him back some an' talk to him, an' jus' when I'm sendin' him again—pow!

    Old Man Curry

    Charles E. (Charles Emmett) Van Loan

  • I was jus' tastin' de jolly, to be sure it was good for dinner!

    Funny Little Socks

    Sarah. L. Barrow

  • They was jus' words, an' it was nat'ral he'd lie about that night's work.

    Mary Louise in the Country

    L. Frank Baum (AKA Edith Van Dyne)


British Dictionary definitions for jus

jus1

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
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Word Origin

Latin: law

jus2

noun
  1. a sauce
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Word Origin

French: literally, juice

jus canonicum

noun
  1. canon law
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Word Origin

from Latin

jus divinum

noun
  1. divine law
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Word Origin

from Latin
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for jus

French, literally "juice" (see juice).

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