Sui juris - definition of sui juris by The Free Dictionary
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sui ju·ris (jo͝or′ĭs)
Of legal age and capable of managing one's own affairs.
[Latin suī iūris : suī, of one's own + iūris, genitive of iūs, right, law.]
sui juris (ˈsuːaɪ ˈdʒʊərɪs)
(Law) (usually postpositive) law of full age and not under disability; legally competent to manage one's own affairs; independent
[C17: from Latin, literally: of one's own right]
sui juris - "Legally competent to manage one's own affairs."
Considered in law to be fully competent to handle your own affairs.
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The court held that by their very nature the cases in which foreign objects were discovered in a patient more than ten years post surgery, were sui juris
Any person who is sui juris
can make a gift of his property.