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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

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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