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.

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

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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However, the court made it crystal clear that each such case would be treated as sui juris. Thus, not opening the door to all cases wherein foreign objects are discovered many years post surgery and litigation brought after the ten year period.
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.
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Replying to a question regarding his sons, Hussain and Hassan Nawaz, who are absconders, the former premier said: 'Both are sui juris (independent) and answerable to their own acts.'
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