Definition of sui juris in English:

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sui juris

Pronunciation: /ˌso͞oˌī ˈjo͝oris/ /ˌso͞oē/

adjective

Law
Of age; independent: the beneficiaries are all sui juris
More example sentences
  • If the plaintiff is sui juris, there appears to be no reason for a prepartition severance proceeding.
  • Taxpayer is and at all times was a natural person, sui juris, and a citizen and a resident of North Carolina.
  • Should the applicant for naturalisation as a Thai, under paragraph one, have children who are not sui juris in accordance with Thai law, and who have a domicile in Thailand, he may concurrently apply for such naturalisation for his children.

Origin

Latin, literally 'of one's own right'.

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: su·i ju·ris

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