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[Latin, right; justice; law; the whole body of law; also a right.] The term is used in two meanings:

Jus means law, considered in the abstract; that is, as distinguished from any specific enactment, which we call, in a general sense, the law. Or it means the law taken as a system, an aggregate, a whole. Or it may designate some one particular system or body of particular laws; as in the phrases jus civile, jus gentium, jus proetorium.

In a second sense, jus signifies a right; that is, a power, privilege, faculty, or demand inherent in one person and incident upon another; or a capacity residing in one person of controlling, with the assent and assistance of the state, the actions of another. This is its meaning in the expressions jus in rem, jus accrescendi, jus possessionis.

West's Encyclopedia of American Law, edition 2. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.


a right, power, or authority.
Collins Dictionary of Law © W.J. Stewart, 2006

JUS. Law or right. This term is applied in many modern phrases. It is also used to signify equity. Story, Eq. Jur. Sec. 1; Bract, lib. 1, c. 4, p. 3; Tayl. Civ. Law, 147; Dig. 1, 1, 1.
     2. The English law, like the Roman, has its jus antiquum and jus novum and jus novissimum. The jus novum may be supposed to have taken its origin about the end of the reign of Henry VII. A. D. 1509. It assumed a regular form towards the end of the reign of Charles II. A. D. 1685, and from that period the jus novissimum may be dated. Lord Coke, who was born 40 years after the death of Henry VII. is most advantageously considered as the connecting link of the jus antiquum and jus novissimum of English law. Butler's Remin.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Drain and keep the oxtail jus, put the garlic cloves hallot in a frying pan with the oil parsley.
INGREDIENTS 4 fillets of beef, about 175g each 3 Maris Piper potatoes, peeled and chopped 4 large stoneless prunes 4tsp mango chutney 2streaky bacon rashers, cut in half 250g ready-made puff pastry 200g chestnut mushrooms, chopped 75g salted butter Salt and freshly ground black pepper 1/2 2tsp truffle oil 1/2 Savoy cabbage, shredded 400ml double cream 1tbsp olive oil 3 sprigs of thyme 2 sprigs of rosemary Milk, for glazing For the oxtail jus: 2 garlic cloves, chopped 1shallot, chopped 1tbsp olive oil 3 sprigs of flat-leaf parsley, chopped 300ml port 200ml oxtail stock, plus 4tbsp extra METHOD PREHEAT the oven to 200degC (400degF/Gas 6).
INGREDIENTS 380g pomegranates 75g cashew nuts 4 duck legs 120g smoked duck breast 4 duck eggs 50g sesame seeds 45g fig marmalade 100g honey 85g mustard 200g melon 400g micro leaves To serve: 1tbsp hollandaise sauce Balsamic jus for drizzling (optional) METHOD CONFIT the duck legs until they are brown on both sides.