[soo-ahy joo r-is, soo-ee]
- capable of managing one's affairs or assuming legal responsibility.
Compare alieni juris.
Origin of sui juris
First recorded in 1605–15, sui juris is from the Latin word suī jūris of one's own right
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Related Words for sui jurisindependent, autonomous, separate, democratic, freed, sovereign, liberated, emancipated, self-governing, autarchic, individualistic, unconstrained, autonomic, self-directing
- (usually postpositive) law of full age and not under disability; legally competent to manage one's own affairs; independent
Word Origin for sui juris
C17: from Latin, literally: of one's own right
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Word Origin and History for sui juris
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