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Definition of de jure adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

de jure

 adjective,adverb
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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