Suo jure

Suo jure

"Suo jure" is a Latin phrase meaning "in her [or his] own right".

It is commonly encountered in the context of titles of nobility, especially in cases where a wife may hold a title in her own right rather than through her marriage.

Notable suo jure titles

* Anne Boleyn, Marquess of Pembroke, second wife of King Henry VIII of England
* Margaret Thatcher, Baroness Thatcher, former MP and only woman Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
* Margaret of Mar, 30th Countess of Mar — the only "suo jure" Countess in the House of Lords
*Henrietta Godolphin, 2nd Duchess of Marlborough - one of the only duchesses in her own right
* Elizabeth Philipps, 14th Baroness Strange, 21st Baroness de Moleyns and 22nd Baroness Hungerford - also Viscountess St Davids through her husband John Philipps, 1st Viscount St Davids

ee also

*List of Latin phrases

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  • Suo jure — est une expression latine qui signifie « de son plein droit ». Il est généralement employé lorsqu on parle d une femme ayant hérité d un titre « de son plein droit », c est à dire de naissance. L expression s oppose à jure… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • suo jure — [so͞o′ō joor′ē] n. [L] in or by one s own right …   English World dictionary

  • suo jure — /soo oh yooh rdde/; Eng. /sooh oh joor ee/, Latin. in one s own right. * * * suo jure /sooˈō jŭrˈē or sŭˈō yooˈrē/ (esp law) adverb In one s own right ORIGIN: L …   Useful english dictionary

  • suo jure — /suoʊ ˈdʒʊəri/ (say soohoh joouhree) adverb in his, her, its, or their own right. {Latin} …   Australian English dictionary

  • suo jure — foreign term Etymology: Latin in his or her own right …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • suo jure — /soo oh yooh rdde/; Eng. /sooh oh joor ee/, Latin. in one s own right. * * * …   Universalium

  • nullus videtur dolo facere qui suo jure utitur — /nalas vadiytar dowlo faesariy kway s(y)uwow juriy yuwtatar/ No one is considered to act with guile who uses his own right …   Black's law dictionary

  • Nullus videtur dolo facere, qui suo jure utitur — No one is deemed to work a fraud who exercises his own right. Fisher, Brown & Co. v Fielding, 67 Conn 91, 34 A 714 …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • Jure uxoris — is a Latin term that means by right of his wife or in right of a wife .[1] It is commonly used to refer to a title held by a man whose wife holds it in her own right. In other words, he acquired the title simply by being her husband. The husband… …   Wikipedia

  • a jure suo cadunt — /ey juriy s(y)iiwow kaedant/ They (for example, persons abandoning chattels) lose their right …   Black's law dictionary