Definition of de jure adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

, adverb

de jure

adjective
ˌdeɪ ˈdʒʊəri
 
; ˌdeɪ ˈdʒʊri
 
(from Latin, law)
 
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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