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ˈsæŋ gwə nɪsjus san·gui·nis

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  1. jus sanguinisnoun

    the principle that a person's nationality at birth is the same as that of his natural parents


  1. Jus sanguinis

    Jus sanguinis (English: juss SANG-gwin-iss, yoos -⁠, Latin: [juːs ˈsaŋɡwɪnɪs]; 'right of blood') is a principle of nationality law by which citizenship is determined or acquired by the nationality or ethnicity of one or both parents. Children at birth may be citizens of a particular state if either or both of their parents have citizenship of that state. It may also apply to national identities of ethnic, cultural, or other origins. Citizenship can also apply to children whose parents belong to a diaspora and were not themselves citizens of the state conferring citizenship. This principle contrasts with jus soli ('right of soil'), which is solely based on the place of birth.Today, almost all states apply some combination of jus soli and jus sanguinis in their nationality laws to varying degrees. Historically, the most common application of jus sanguinis is a right of a child to their father's nationality. Today, the vast majority of countries extend this right on an equal basis to the mother. Some apply this right irrespective of the place of birth, while others may limit it to those born in the state. Some countries provide that a child acquires the nationality of the mother if the father is unknown or stateless, and some irrespective of the place of birth. Some such children may acquire the nationality automatically while others may need to apply for a parent's nationality.


  1. jus sanguinis

    Jus sanguinis is a legal principle by which citizenship or nationality is determined by the nationality or citizenship of one or both parents, rather than by place of birth. This contrasts with the principle of jus soli, where citizenship is determined by birth within a country's territory. The term 'jus sanguinis' is Latin for 'right of blood'.


  1. Jus sanguinis

    Jus sanguinis is a principle of nationality law by which citizenship is not determined by place of birth but by having instead one or both parents who are citizens of the state or more generally by having state citizenship or membership to a nation determined or conferred by -ethnic, cultural or other- descent or origin, e.g. by belonging to a Diaspora, i.e. without necessarily having progenitors that are or were citizens of that state per se. It contrasts with jus soli. At the end of the 19th century, the French-German debate on nationality saw the French, such as Ernest Renan, oppose the German conception, exemplified by Johann Fichte, who believed in an "objective nationality", based on blood, race or language. Renan's republican conception, but perhaps also the presence of a German speaking population in Alsace-Lorraine, explains France's early adoption of jus soli. Many nations have a mixture of jus sanguinis and jus soli, including the United States, Canada, Israel, Germany, Greece, and Ireland. Apart from France, jus sanguinis is still the most common means of passing on citizenship in many continental European countries. Some countries provide almost the same rights as a citizen to people born in the country, without actually giving them citizenship. An example is Indfødsret in Denmark, which provides that upon reaching 18, non-citizen residents can decide to take a test to gain citizenship.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of jus sanguinis in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of jus sanguinis in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

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