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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.

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sui juris

‘subject to his own law’, an independent legal person.
Collins Dictionary of Law © W.J. Stewart, 2006

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.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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En materia de ereccion y supresion de un monasterio sui iuris, el Codigo establece una reserva general en favor de la Santa Sede.
El Vaticano II no uso sin embargo en sus documentos el termino juridico sui iuris; sino que uso las expresiones <<ritos>> o <<Iglesias particulares>> (cfr.
In addition to flatly contradicting himself by calling domestic servants "not members of the state" after three times previously using precisely those workers as an example to demonstrate that all under the law were members of the state, (24) he makes no attempt to explain the "natural requisite." Assumedly, it cannot simply be redundant with the civil requisite sui iuris, so what disqualifies a woman who has property from citizenship?
Elsewhere, Suarez defines ius as a man's "power in himself and in the use of his faculties and members of his body." (15) This explanation of ius as a moral power over oneself is in accord with, and appears to be, the essence of the grounding for man's dignity and being in the image of God, and hence the grounding for one being sui iuris. Thus, one can conclude that man is sui iuris--of his own right--because he possesses a subjective moral power or faculty to be master of himself or, to express it another way, that he is a person with the capacity for self-governance.
En esta cuestion, pueden servir de guia orientativa las normas codiciales sobre la adscripcion a la Iglesia ritual sui iuris", pero sin olvidar que en el caso de los ordinariatos estamos ante una circunscripcion personal no ante una Iglesia Ritual y por lo tanto no hay obligacion de aplicar este tipo de normas.
A sui iuris married Roman woman could accumulate an estate of her own (she had virtually no restraints on her contractual capacity).
La misma expresion Iglesia sui iuris, adoptada para designar a las Iglesias orientales, significa que dichas Iglesias estan dotadas de una legitima autonomia disciplinar.
Tauran); las dimensiones juridicas del concepto de reciprocidad en los derechos seculares (Reciprocita, liberta religiosa e protezione dei diritti umani in ambito internazionale, por Vincenzo Buonomo, Il principio <<giuridico>> di reciprocita, por Paola Bernardini, La reciprocita: imago iuris del civile (o irrealista?) Occidente, por Fabio Vecchi) y en el derecho canonico (Reciprocita fra diverse Chiese cattoliche sui iuris e fra confessioni cristiane, por Peter Erdo); las conexiones entre libertad religiosa y reciprocidad en la esfera juridica (Liberta religiosa e reciprocita, por Jose T.
Examina a continuacion los puntos de contacto con el derecho canonico ortodoxo, destacando el principio de la economia y el principio eclesiologico del sobornost, y subrayando que el nombramiento de obispos, el cambio de circunscripciones eclesiales o de las Iglesias particulares obedece a reglas distintas segun se trate de la Iglesia latina o de una Iglesia catolica oriental patriarcal, diversamente tambien si esta ultima es metropolitana o no, o tambien si una Iglesia sui iuris tiene un solo obispo con autoridad propia.