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Denoting something or someone that is rightfully such: he had been de jure king since his father’s death
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- What is also forgotten in all of this is how fragile the de jure standards have been in the past.
- For example, in everyday discourse, when one speaks of a corporation or a government, the understood meaning is a de jure corporation or a de jure government.
- A government de jure, but not de facto, is one deemed lawful, which has been supplanted; a government de jure and also de facto is one deemed lawful, which is present or established.
mid 16th century: Latin, literally 'of law'.