from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adv. According to law; by right.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. By right, in accordance with the law, legally.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • By right; of right; by law; -- often opposed to de facto.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. By right; according to law. See de facto.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. by right; according to law
  • adv. by law; conforming to the law


Latin dē iūre : , from + iūre, ablative of iūs, law.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Latin "according to law". (Wiktionary)


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