sui juris

sui juris
adjective Etymology: Latin, of one's own right Date: 1675 having full legal rights or capacity

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  • sui juris — sui ju·ris / ju̇r is, yü rēs/ adj [Latin, of one s own right] 1: having full legal capacity to act on one s own behalf: not subject to the authority of another 2: qualified to enjoy full rights of citizenship (as of holding public office or… …   Law dictionary

  • sui juris — 1610s, of full legal age and capacity, in ancient Rome, of the status of one not subject to the patria potestas. For first element, see SUI GENERIS (Cf. sui generis); for second element, see JURIST (Cf. jurist) …   Etymology dictionary

  • Sui juris — (lat.), seines Rechts, sein eigner Herr, mündig, vgl. Emancipation 1) …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Sui juris — (lat.), »sein eigner Herr«, heißt im römischen Rechte derjenige, der nicht in der väterlichen Gewalt eines andern steht …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Sui juris — (lat.), seines Rechts, d.h. mündig …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • Sui juris — Sui juris, lat., eigenen Rechts, mündig …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • sui juris — [joor′is] [L, of one s own right] Law legally competent to manage one s own affairs, in that one is of legal age and sound mind …   English World dictionary

  • sui juris — /sooh uy joor is, sooh ee/, Law. capable of managing one s affairs or assuming legal responsibility. Cf. alieni juris. [1605 15; < L sui juris of one s own right] * * * …   Universalium

  • sui juris — /s(y)uway jiiras/ Of his own right; possessing full social and civil rights; not under any legal disability, or the power of another, or guardianship. Having capacity to manage one s own affairs; not under legal disability to act for one s self.… …   Black's law dictionary

  • sui juris — adjective Having the right and the capability to manage ones own affairs …   Wiktionary

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