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SUI JURIS

Belonging to itself. Therefore any person or being that has its own end and rights. It has its own real and legal (juridical) independent existence, not owned by another being, except of course God.

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

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