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(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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|Noun||1.||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