jus sanguinis

[ juhs-sang-gwuh-nis ]

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

Origin of jus sanguinis

1
1900–05; <Latin: right of blood

Words Nearby jus sanguinis

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How to use jus sanguinis in a sentence

  • That the child inherits the nationality of his father is a common maxim known as jus sanguinis.

    International Law | George Grafton Wilson and George Fox Tucker
  • (c) Other states follow sometimes the jus sanguinis, sometimes jus soli, and sometimes modifications of these laws.

    International Law | George Grafton Wilson and George Fox Tucker

British Dictionary definitions for jus sanguinis

jus sanguinis

/ (ˈsæŋɡwɪnɪs) /


noun
  1. law the principle that a person's nationality at birth is the same as that of his natural parents: Compare jus soli

Origin of jus sanguinis

1
Latin, literally: law of blood

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