[juhs; Latin yoos]
- a right.
- law as a system or in the abstract.
Origin of jus1
From the Latin word jūs law, right
[zhy; English zhoos, joos]
- juice; gravy.
Compare au jus.
- Confucian(def 2).
- one of the tutors of aristocratic origin working during the Chou dynasty.
[yoos kah-noh-ni-koo m; English juhs kuh-non-i-kuh m]
[yoos di-wee-noo m; English juhs di-vahy-nuh m]
- divine law.
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Examples from the Web for jus
Spoon a few dots of jus around the squab and sprinkle a pinch of vadouvan spice onto the plate.
Chop the wings and bones into 1-inch (2.5cm) pieces, rinse with cold water, pat dry, and reserve, chilled, for the jus.
When contacted for a comment, Jus Ske emailed: "Keep me out of it."Socialite, Reality Star—or Thief?
February 24, 2010
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.
I taken him back some an' talk to him, an' jus' when I'm sendin' him again—pow!
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)
- a right, power, or authority
- law in the abstract or as a system, as distinguished from specific enactments
- a sauce
French: literally, juice
- canon law
- divine law
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Word Origin and History for jus
French, literally "juice" (see juice).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper