nullius filius

[nool-lee-oo s fee-lee-oo s; English nuhl-ee-uh s fee-lee-uh s]

noun, plural nul·li·us fi·li·i [nool-lee-oo s fee-lee-ee; English nuhl-ee-uh s fee-lee-ahy] /ˈnul liˌʊs ˈfi liˌi; English ˈnʌl i əs ˈfi liˌaɪ/ Latin.

(especially in law) son of nobody; bastard.

nullius juris

[nool-lee-oo s yoo-ris; English nuhl-ee-uh s joo r-is]

adjective Latin.

(especially in old English law) of no legal force. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for nullius

Historical Examples of nullius

  • Tom is not whole—you wish to say nullus, and not to say nullius.

    The Two Admirals

    J. Fenimore Cooper

  • Nothing need be said about the nullius; and when I'm gone, he'll step quietly into my place.

    The Two Admirals

    J. Fenimore Cooper

  • A person of the half-blood may be as legitimate as the king's majesty; whereas, a nullius is of no blood.

    The Two Admirals

    J. Fenimore Cooper

  • Si gaudet cantu, nullius fibula durat Vocem vendentis praetoribus.

    The Satyricon, Complete

    Petronius Arbiter

  • Disguised as the lawyer Nullius, Anathema comes down to earth and gives millions to David.