de jure

de jure

[di joor-ee, dey joor-ey; Latin de yoo-re]
noun
by right; according to law (distinguished from de facto ).

Origin:
< Latin dē jūrē

de facto, de jure.
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de jure (deɪ ˈdʒʊəreɪ)
 
adv
Compare de facto according to law; by right; legally
 
[Latin]

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de jure
1610s, from L. de jure, lit. "of law," thus "legitimate, lawful, by right of law, required by law."
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de jure [(di joor-ee, day yoor-ay)]

Determined by law. In the American South, racial segregation was de jure, but in the North, it was de facto.

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