Wednesday, September 09, 2015

Word of the day: de jure

The word of the day is de jure:

  1. by right; according to law (distinguished from de facto ).
1610s, from L. de jure, lit. "of law," thus "legitimate, lawful, by right of law, required by law." (

"And in the United States the newly elected President Woodrow Wilson have no sign that he would recognize de jure a government that was not even de facto."

 - John Womack, Zapata and the Mexican Revolution

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