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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250)--, passa a estar sob a jurisdicao (sui juris) do poder soberano, sob sua potencia.
Os conceitos explicitados neste excerto foram analisados acima a luz da questao da imitacao dos afetos, mostrando como a logica do estar sui juris ou alterius juris tem estreita relacao tanto com a lei do mal menor e do bem maior, quanto com a imitacao da esperanca e do temor alheios, pela via da emulacao afetiva.
Espinosa la escreve que nao tratara de cada um dos generos, mas apenas daquele onde tem direito de voto e de aceder a cargos do imperium os que estao obrigados somente as leis da cidade e aqueles que estao sui juris. Ora, estar sui juris e o mesmo que ter direito e potencia, nao estar sob o poder de outrem.
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.
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.
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.'
Take for instance our fellow Catholics of the Eastern Churches sui Juris (e.g., Ukrainian Catholics) who are just as Catholic as Latin Catholics.