jus soli

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jus soli

(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)

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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15C099MN - DL / NV - Maintenance, Support and Licensing, new modules and servicing of standard software authorization management of jus soli and requests for plans to dispose: cart@ds.
Some states' regimes are based primarily on the principle of jus soli (birth in the territory of the state), others on jus sanguinis (birth to a citizen parent, whether in or outside the state's territory); many combine elements of the two.
This is particularly true for bi- or tri-national citizens, whose US passports were issued because they were born in the country (the US practice of jus soli dictates this).
Jus soli (law of soil) refers to citizenship granted by virtue of being born on the territory of a state.
Meaney's flagging of this sequence is extremely interesting in the context of the 2004 referendum on Irish citizenship in which seventy-nine percent of the electorate endorsed a shift from jus soli, in which birth on Irish soil was enough to guarantee Irish citizenship, to jus sanguinis, in which Irish citizenship is determined by a child's parents' citizenship.
principle of jus soli (42), or citizenship by birth, whereby a person
Lawyers for the United States, on the other hand, disagreed that the 14th Amendment grants automatic citizenship to children based on the accident of the location of their birth--a legal concept known as jus soli.
Constitution confers citizenship on the principle of jus soli, or right of soil.
He notes that most countries define citizenship either by jus sanguinis (right of the blood), or jus soli (right of the soil).
He also hopes to provide guidance to Palestinian policy makers regarding the substantive provisions of any future nationality legislation regarding: the treatment of previous nationality legislation which had been valid in Palestine, the jus sanguinis and jus soli bases of a new nationality law, naturalization by residence, the recovery of Palestinian nationality for those displaced in 1948, and the nationality of women and children.
This is described by the Latin phrase jus soli, which is translated as "right of the soil.