jus sanguinis

[ juhs sang-gwuh-nis ]
/ ˈdʒʌs ˈsæŋ gwə nɪs /

noun Law.

the principle that the country of nationality of a child is that of the country of nationality of the parents.

Origin of jus sanguinis

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

jus sanguinis
/ (ˈsæŋɡwɪnɪs) /


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

Word Origin for jus sanguinis

Latin, literally: law of blood
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