jus naturale

[juhs nach-uh-rey-lee, nat-yoo-]

noun Roman Law.

See under jus civile.

Nearby words

  1. jus,
  2. jus canonicum,
  3. jus civile,
  4. jus divinum,
  5. jus gentium,
  6. jus postliminii,
  7. jus primae noctis,
  8. jus sanguinis,
  9. jus soli,
  10. jusserand

Also jus na·tu·rae [juhs nach-uh-ree, nat-yoo-] /ˈdʒʌs ˈnætʃ əˌri, ˈnæt yʊ-/.

Origin of jus naturale

< Latin: natural law

jus civile

[juhs si-vahy-lee, -vee-]

noun Roman Law.

the rules and principles of law derived from the customs and legislation of Rome, as opposed to those derived from the customs of all nations (jus gentium) or from fundamental ideas of right and wrong implicit in the human mind (jus naturale).

Origin of jus civile

< Latin: civil law

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British Dictionary definitions for jus naturale

jus civile


the civil law of the Roman state
the body of law derived from the principles of this lawCompare jus gentium, jus naturale

Word Origin for jus civile

from Latin

noun Roman law

(originally) a system of law based on fundamental ideas of right and wrong; natural law
(in later usage) another term for jus gentium

Word Origin for jus naturale

from Latin

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