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de ju·re(dĭ jo͝or′ē, dā yo͝or′ā)
adv. & adj.
According to law; by right.
[Latin dē iūre : dē, from + iūre, ablative of iūs, law.]
de jure(deɪ ˈdʒʊəreɪ)
(Law) according to law; by right; legally. Compare de facto
de ju•re(dɪ ˈdʒʊər i, deɪ ˈdʒʊər eɪ)
according to law (disting. from de facto).
[< Latin dē jūrē]
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.
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|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"|