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Definition of de jure adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary


de jure

adjective, adverb
NAmE//dɪ ˈdʒʊri//
, NAmE//deɪ ˈyʊreɪ//
(from Latin) (law)
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according to the law He held power de jure and de facto (= both according to the law and in reality). compare de facto
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