Definition of jus gentium in English:

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jus gentium

Pronunciation: /ˌdʒʌs ˈdʒɛntɪəm/
Pronunciation: /-ʃɪəm/ Pronunciation: /ˈɡɛntɪəm/


[mass noun] Law
International law.
Example sentences
  • They had the whole jus gentium to deal with them.
  • There was another law, though it was still under the umbrella of Rome and its empire, for people who were not Roman - the jus gentium, or the law of people generally.
  • He argued that the English crown used a letter patent to authorize overseas activities primarily to show the ‘outer world’ that these enterprises were consistent with the evolving jus gentium.


Latin, literally 'law of nations'.

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