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


de jure

adjective, adverb
BrE BrE//ˌdeɪ ˈdʒʊəri//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌdeɪ ˈdʒʊri//
(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 Word OriginLatin, literally ‘of law’.
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