jus soli

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jus soli

(ˈsəʊlaɪ)
n
(Law) law the principle that a person's nationality at birth is determined by the territory within which he or she was born. Compare jus sanguinis
[from Latin, literally: law of soil]

jus′ so′li

(ˈsoʊ laɪ, -li)

n.
the principle that the country of citizenship of a child is determined by its country of birth.
[1900–05; < Latin: right of soil (land)]
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Noun1.jus soli - the principle that a person's nationality at birth is determined by the place of birth
judicial doctrine, judicial principle, legal principle - (law) a principle underlying the formulation of jurisprudence
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
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What the treaty provides is that foundlings shall be considered to have both the law of the blood and the law of the soil connections with the country where they are found (Article 2).