"de jure" (Latin)

by Craig Shrives

What does the Latin term de jure mean?

"De jure" is a Latin term that means "by law" or "according to law." It is used to describe something that is recognized, established, or exists in accordance with legal principles, rights, or regulations.

Examples in Sentences

Here are three example sentences using the term "de jure":
  • Although the country was under military rule, the constitution still recognized the president as the de jure head of state.
  • Despite the current political situation, the territory remains a de jure part of the country, as recognized by international law.
  • She held the de jure position of CEO, even though the day-to-day operations were managed by the appointed executive.
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