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de ju·re

(dĭ jo͝or′ē, dā yo͝or′ā)
adv. & adj.
According to law; by right.

[Latin dē iūre : , from + iūre, ablative of iūs, law.]

de jure

(deɪ ˈdʒʊəreɪ)
adv
(Law) according to law; by right; legally. Compare de facto
[Latin]

de ju•re

(dɪ ˈdʒʊər i, deɪ ˈdʒʊər eɪ)
adv., adj.
according to law (disting. from de facto).
[< Latin dē jūrē]

de jure

A Latin phrase meaning in law or by right, used to describe something that exists according to law or right but is not necessarily recognised in fact.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.de jure - by right; according to law; "de jure recognition of the new government"
de facto - existing in fact whether with lawful authority or not; "de facto segregation is as real as segregation imposed by law"; "a de facto state of war"
Adv.1.de jure - by law; conforming to the law; "we are lawfully wedded now"

de jure

adverb (Law) legally, by right, rightfully, according to the law politicians and kings, de jure leaders of men
de facto
Translations

de jure

[ˌdeɪˈdʒʊərɪ] ADJ & ADVde iure

de jure

[ˌdeɪˈdʒʊəreɪ] (LAW)
adjde jure
advde jure

de jure

adj advde jure
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In the five years since its appearance in the industry, OSF/Motif has become the dominant graphical user interface, as well as the formal IEEE de jure standard for open systems," said Darrell Crow, Motif Technology Manager.
ODF was approved as an OASIS Standard in May 2005 and was submitted by OASIS to the ISO/IEC JTC1 (International Organization for Standardization International Electrotechnical Commission's Joint Technical Committee) for further approval as a de jure standard.
Today's announcement is the next logical step in the evolution of PDF from de facto standard to a formal, de jure standard," said Kevin Lynch, senior vice president and chief software architect at Adobe.