jura

jura

[joor-uh; Latin yoo-rah]
noun
plural of jus.
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Jura

[joor-uh; French zhy-ra]
noun
1.
a department in E France. 1952 sq. mi. (5055 sq. km). Capital: Lons-le-Saunier.

jus

[juhs; Latin yoos]
noun, plural jura [joor-uh; Latin yoo-rah] . Law.
1.
a right.
2.
law as a system or in the abstract.

Origin:
< Latin jūs law, right

jus

[zhy; English zhoos, joos] .
noun French.
juice; gravy.
Compare au jus.
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jura (ˈdʒʊərə)
 
n
the plural of jus

Jura (ˈdʒʊərə)
 
n
1.  a department of E France, in Franche-Comté region. Capital: Lons-le-Saunier. Pop: 253 309 (2003 est)). Area: 5055 sq km (1971 sq miles)
2.  a canton of Switzerland, bordering the French frontier: formed in 1979 from part of Bern. Capital: Delémont. Pop: 69 200 (2002 est). Area: 838 sq km (323 sq miles)
3.  an island off the W coast of Scotland, in the Inner Hebrides, separated from the mainland by the Sound of Jura. Pop: 200 (2004 est). Area: 381 sq km (147 sq miles)
4.  a mountain range in W central Europe, between the Rivers Rhine and Rhône: mostly in E France, extending into W Switzerland
5.  a range of mountains in the NE quadrant of the moon lying on the N border of the Mare Imbrium

jus1 (dʒʌs)
 
n , pl jura
1.  a right, power, or authority
2.  law in the abstract or as a system, as distinguished from specific enactments
 
[Latin: law]

jus2 (ʒuː, French ʒy)
 
n
a sauce
 
[French: literally, juice]

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