Definition of sui juris in English:

sui juris

Syllabification: su·i ju·ris
Pronunciation: /ˌso͞oˌī ˈjo͝oris, ˌso͞oē
 
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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'.

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