[juhs soh-lahy, -lee]
- the principle that the country of citizenship of a child is determined by its country of birth.
Compare jus sanguinis.
Origin of jus soli
1900–05; < Latin: right of soil (land)
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- law the principle that a person's nationality at birth is determined by the territory within which he was bornCompare jus sanguinis
from Latin, literally: law of soil