sui juris
sui ju·ris /-'ju̇r-is, -'yü-rēs/ adj [Latin, of one's own right]
1: having full legal capacity to act on one's own behalf: not subject to the authority of another
2: qualified to enjoy full rights of citizenship (as of holding public office or serving on a jury)

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

sui juris
adj.
(Latin) Of one’s own right; emancipated; of legal age; having the right to handle one’s own affairs and not under the legal control of anyone else.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


sui juris
'subject to his own law', an independent legal person.

Collins dictionary of law. . 2001.


sui juris
Latin Of one's own right. Used to describe one who is no longer a dependent; having reached majority and having full civil and social rights.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.


sui juris
(Latin: Of his or her own right.)
Possessing full social and civil rights; not under any legal disability, or the power of another, or guardianship. Having the capacity to manage one's own affairs; not under legal disability to act for one's self.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


sui juris
[Latin, Of his or her own right.]
 
Possessing full social and civil rights; not under any legal disability, or the power of another, or guardianship. Having the capacity to manage one's own affairs; not under legal disability to act for one's self.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

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  • 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 (Cf. sui generis); for second element, see JURIST (Cf. jurist) …   Etymology dictionary

  • Sui juris — (lat.), seines Rechts, sein eigner Herr, mündig, vgl. Emancipation 1) …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Sui juris — (lat.), »sein eigner Herr«, heißt im römischen Rechte derjenige, der nicht in der väterlichen Gewalt eines andern steht …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Sui juris — (lat.), seines Rechts, d.h. mündig …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • Sui juris — Sui juris, lat., eigenen Rechts, mündig …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • sui juris — [joor′is] [L, of one s own right] Law legally competent to manage one s own affairs, in that one is of legal age and sound mind …   English World dictionary

  • sui juris — /sooh uy joor is, sooh ee/, Law. capable of managing one s affairs or assuming legal responsibility. Cf. alieni juris. [1605 15; < L sui juris of one s own right] * * * …   Universalium

  • sui juris — /s(y)uway jiiras/ Of his own right; possessing full social and civil rights; not under any legal disability, or the power of another, or guardianship. Having capacity to manage one s own affairs; not under legal disability to act for one s self.… …   Black's law dictionary

  • sui juris — adjective Etymology: Latin, of one s own right Date: 1675 having full legal rights or capacity …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • sui juris — adjective Having the right and the capability to manage ones own affairs …   Wiktionary

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