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[joo r-uh l] /ˈdʒʊər əl/
pertaining to law; legal.
of or relating to rights and obligations.
Origin of jural
1625-35; < Latin jūr- (stem of jūs) law + -al1
Related forms
jurally, adverb Unabridged
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  • From the notion of sin—treated in its jural aspect—Aquinas passes naturally to the discussion of Law.

  • By this emphasis, arise the jural theories (Latin, jus, law).

    Ethics John Dewey and James Hayden Tufts
  • The second assimilates ethics to a system of legal enactments, and is connected with the jural conceptions of theology and law.

    On the Ethics of Naturalism William Ritchie Sorley
  • The civilization of the time did not involve the corollaries of our jural postulate.

  • The heathen Germans had two kinds of marriage, one with, the other without, jural consequences.

    Folkways William Graham Sumner
  • To make these moral instead of jural terms, the first thing that is needed is that we make the whole process an inward one.

    Ethics John Dewey and James Hayden Tufts
  • If by any means we can determine the early forms of jural conceptions, they will be invaluable to us.

    Ancient Law Sir Henry James Sumner Maine
  • Each State Legislature is a little political academy for the advancement of jural science and art.

  • This is a jural postulate of civilized society as we know it.

  • The jural judgments of individuals are not complete judgments; they are based upon an undefined sense of right and wrong.

British Dictionary definitions for jural


of or relating to law or to the administration of justice
of or relating to rights and obligations
Derived Forms
jurally, adverb
Word Origin
C17: from Latin iūs law + -al1
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