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de jure adv or adj
[Medieval Latin, literally, from the law]
1 : by right
: of right [a de jure officer]
2 : in accordance with law see also de jure segregation at segregation compare de facto
Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.