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jus sanguinis

[juhs sang-gwuh-nis]
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noun Law.
  1. the principle that the country of nationality of a child is that of the country of nationality of the parents.
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Origin of jus sanguinis

1900–05; < Latin: right of blood
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British Dictionary definitions for jus sanguinis

jus sanguinis

noun
  1. law the principle that a person's nationality at birth is the same as that of his natural parentsCompare jus soli
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Word Origin

Latin, literally: law of blood
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