[ soo-ahy -joor-is, soo-ee ]
/ ˈsu aɪ ˈdʒʊər ɪs, ˈsu i /
capable of managing one's affairs or assuming legal responsibility.
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Origin of sui juris
First recorded in 1605–15, sui juris is from Latin suī jūris “of one's own right”
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British Dictionary definitions for sui juris
/ (ˈsuːaɪ ˈdʒʊərɪs) /
(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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