De-jure meaning

dĭ jo͝or'ē, dā yo͝or'ā
According to law; by right.
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By right or legal establishment.

De jure government.

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From Latin, literally meaning from the law. See also standard.
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By right, in accordance with the law, legally.
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Origin of de-jure

Latin dē iūre from iūre ablative of iūs law