jus soli

[juhs soh-lahy, -lee]
noun Law.
the principle that the country of citizenship of a child is determined by its country of birth.
Compare jus sanguinis.

1900–05; < Latin: right of soil (land)

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jus soli (ˈsəʊlaɪ)
law Compare jus sanguinis the principle that a person's nationality at birth is determined by the territory within which he was born
[from Latin, literally: law of soil]

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