jus

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[ juhs; Latin yoos ]
/ dʒʌs; Latin yus /

noun, plural ju·ra [joor-uh; Latin yoo-rah]. /ˈdʒʊər ə; Latin ˈyu rɑ/. Law.

a right.
law as a system or in the abstract.

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“I do believe that the buck stops here, that I cannot rely upon public opinion polls to tell me what is right. I do believe that right makes might and that if I am wrong, 10 angels swearing I was right would make no difference.”

Origin of jus

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From the Latin word jūs law, right

Definition for jus (2 of 2)

jus2
[ zhy; English zhoos, joos ]
/ ʒü; English ʒus, dʒus /

noun French.

juice; gravy.
Compare au jus.
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British Dictionary definitions for jus (1 of 2)

jus1
/ (dʒʌs) /

noun plural jura (ˈdʒʊərə) law

a right, power, or authority
law in the abstract or as a system, as distinguished from specific enactments

Word Origin for jus

Latin: law

British Dictionary definitions for jus (2 of 2)

jus2
/ (ʒuː, French ʒy) /

noun

a sauce

Word Origin for jus

French: literally, juice
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