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sui juris

[soo-ahy joo r-is, soo-ee] /ˈsu aɪ ˈdʒʊər ɪs, ˈsu i/
noun, Law.
1.
capable of managing one's affairs or assuming legal responsibility.
Compare alieni juris.
Origin
1605-1615
1605-15; < Latin suī jūris of one's own right
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British Dictionary definitions for sui juris

sui juris

/ˈsuːaɪ ˈdʒʊərɪs/
adjective
1.
(usually postpositive) (law) of full age and not under disability; legally competent to manage one's own affairs; independent
Word Origin
C17: from Latin, literally: of one's own right
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Word Origin and History for sui juris

1610s, "of full legal age and capacity," in ancient Rome, "of the status of one not subject to the patria potestas." For first element, see sui generis; for second element, see jurist.

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