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jus soli

[juhs soh-lahy, -lee] /ˈdʒʌs ˈsoʊ laɪ, -li/
noun, Law.
1.
the principle that the country of citizenship of a child is determined by its country of birth.
Compare jus sanguinis.
Origin
1900-1905
1900-05; < Latin: right of soil (land)
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jus soli

/ˈsəʊlaɪ/
noun
1.
(law) the principle that a person's nationality at birth is determined by the territory within which he was born Compare jus sanguinis
Word Origin
from Latin, literally: law of soil
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