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jus sanguinis

[juhs sang-gwuh-nis] /ˈdʒʌs ˈsæŋ gwə nɪs/
noun, Law.
1.
the principle that the country of nationality of a child is that of the country of nationality of the parents.
Origin
1900-1905
1900-05; < Latin: right of blood
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jus sanguinis

/ˈsæŋɡwɪnɪs/
noun
1.
(law) the principle that a person's nationality at birth is the same as that of his natural parents Compare jus soli
Word Origin
Latin, literally: law of blood
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