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sui juris

Class:

adjective

Etymology:

"of full legal age and capacity", in ancient Rome, "of the status of one not...
(Source: Online Etymology)  [more]

Definition references

Wikipedia:

Sui iuris | sui juris

a Latin phrase which literally means "of one's own right". In civil law the phrase sui juris indicates legal competence, the capacity to manage one's own affairs. It also indicates an entity that is capable of suing and/or being sued in a legal... (43 of 2289 words, pronunciation)

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Collins Dictionary:

sui juris [postpositive, law] | independent [synonym]

of full age and not under disability; legally competent to manage one's own affairs; independent (15 of 204 words, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/sui-juris

Oxford Dictionary:

sui juris | independent [synonym, sense-specific]

Syllabification: (su·i ju·ris) | [law] | of age; independent (7 of 40 words, 3 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/american english​/sui-juris

sui juris [law] | independent [synonym]

of age; independent (3 of 36 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

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Merriam-Webster:

sui juris

having full legal rights or capacity (6 of 26 words, pronunciation)

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American Heritage Dictionary:

sui juris [law]

Capable of managing one's own affairs. (6 of 25 words)

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New World Dictionary:

sui juris [law]

legally competent to manage one's own affairs, in that one is of legal age and sound mind (17 of 24 words)

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Random House Dictionary:

sui juris [law]

capable of managing one's affairs or assuming legal responsibility. (9 of 20 words, pronunciation)

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Wiktionary:

sui juris

Having the right and the capability to manage one's own affairs (11 of 12 words)

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Encarta Dictionary:

sui juris

competent to assume legal responsibility for his or her own affairs (11 of 33 words, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861716786​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Online Etymology:

sui juris

First use: 1610s

Origin: "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 ... (26 of 32 etymology words)

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American Heritage Dictionary:

sui juris [law]

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

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Collins Dictionary:

sui juris [postpositive, law]

First use: 17th century

Origin: from Latin, literally: of one's own right

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/sui-juris

Oxford Dictionary:

sui juris

Origin: Latin, literally 'of one's own right'

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Merriam-Webster:

sui juris

First use: 1675

Origin: Latin, of one's own right

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New World Dictionary:

sui juris [law]

Origin: Latin, of one's own right

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Wiktionary:

sui juris

Origin: Latin of one's own right

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/sui juris

Encarta Dictionary:

sui juris

Origin: Latin, "of its own right"

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861716786​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

sui juris [postpositive, law]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "sui juris"

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Google Dictionary:

sui juris

Audio: English pronunciation of "sui juris"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

sui juris

Audio: North American pronunciation of "sui juris"

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YourDictionary Audio:

sui juris

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "sui juris"

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the Free Dictionary:

sui juris

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "sui juris" by speech synthesizer

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