De Jure Definition and Legal Meaning

On this page, you'll find the legal definition and meaning of De Jure, written in plain English, along with examples of how it is used.

What is De Jure?

latin expression meaning “based on law”, used to mean something done/said in principle, which is strictly legal, according to written laws of the land. Contrasts with ‘de facto’ which isn’t legal but in practice.