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DE JURE

By right, in accordance with law, human or divine, natural or positive, juridical; therefore on the level of principle, as the opposite of de facto.

See Also: DE FACTO

All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.

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