jus sanguinis

[juhs sang-gwuh-nis]

noun Law.

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

Nearby words

  1. jus divinum,
  2. jus gentium,
  3. jus naturale,
  4. jus postliminii,
  5. jus primae noctis,
  6. jus soli,
  7. jusserand,
  8. jusserand, jean jules,
  9. jussive,
  10. just

Origin of jus sanguinis

1900–05; < Latin: right of blood

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British Dictionary definitions for jus sanguinis

jus sanguinis


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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