sui juris


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Sui Juris

[Latin, Of his or her own right.]

Possessing full social and Civil Rights; not under any legal disability, or the power of another, or guardianship. Having the capacity to manage one's own affairs; not under legal disability to act for one's self.

sui juris

‘subject to his own law’, an independent legal person.

SUI JURIS. One who has all the rights to which a freemen is entitled; one who is not under the power of another, as a slave, a minor, and the like.
     2. To make a valid contract, a person must, in general, be sui juris. Every one of full age is presumed to be sui juris. Story on Ag. p. 10.

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However, the court made it crystal clear that each such case would be treated as sui juris.
The Holy See thus requires a particular status, such as that given by the definition of "subject sui juris, meaning the Holy See defines for itself its juridical organization and does not receive it from outside, and as such, can enter into relationships with other states.
The Latin text reads: "Rara est Reginarum Matrum usque ad tutelae finem perdurans, nec ullis simultatum nebulis turbata potentia: rarior post depositam administrationem modestia: quam retinere satius esset, quam prorogato in annos, quibus sui juris filius est, imperio offensas accersere.