What does de jure mean?

Definitions for de juredɪ ˈdʒʊər i, deɪ ˈdʒʊər eɪ

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. de jure(adverb)

    by right; according to law

    "de jure recognition of the new government"

  2. legally, lawfully, de jure(adverb)

    by law; conforming to the law

    "we are lawfully wedded now"


  1. de jure(Adjective)

    By right, in accordance with the law, legally.

  2. Origin: "according to law".

Webster Dictionary

  1. De jure

    by right; of right; by law; -- often opposed to de facto

  2. Origin: [L.]


  1. De jure

    De jure is an expression that means "concerning law", as contrasted with de facto, which means "concerning fact". The terms de jure and de facto are used instead of "in law" and "in practice", respectively, when one is describing political or legal situations. In a legal context, de jure is also translated as "concerning law". A practice may exist de facto, where, for example, the people obey a contract as though there were a law enforcing it, yet there is no such law. A process known as "desuetude" may allow de facto practices to replace obsolete de jure laws. On the other hand, practices may exist de jure and not be obeyed or observed by the people.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of de jure in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of de jure in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Petro Poroshenko:

    De jure we are not allies, but de facto we are much more than partners. Ukraine is the most eastern outpost of the Euro-Atlantic area.

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