Definitions for DE JUREdɪ ˈdʒʊər i, deɪ ˈdʒʊər eɪ
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de ju•redɪ ˈdʒʊər i, deɪ ˈdʒʊər eɪ(adv.; adj.)
according to law
Ref: (disting. from de facto 2 ).
Origin of de jure:
< L dē jūrē
by right; according to law
"de jure recognition of the new government"
legally, lawfully, de jure(adverb)
by law; conforming to the law
"we are lawfully wedded now"
By right, in accordance with the law, legally.
Origin: "according to law".
by right; of right; by law; -- often opposed to de facto