Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Of legal age and capable of managing one's own affairs.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • In Roman law, the status of any one who was not subject to the patria potestas.
  • In modern legal usage, of full age and capacity, and legally capable of managing one's own affairs, as distinguished from infants, lunatics, and woman under common-law disqualifications of coverture.

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  • adjective Having the right and the capability to manage one's own affairs

Etymologies

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

[Latin suī iūris : suī, of one's own + iūris, genitive of iūs, right, law.]

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Latin of one's own right

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  • Of full age and (legal) capacity.

    November 3, 2007