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3 definitions found
 for de jure
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  De jure \De` ju"re\ [L.]
     By right; of right; by law; -- often opposed to de facto.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  de jure
      adv 1: by law; conforming to the law; "we are lawfully wedded
             now" [syn: legally, lawfully, de jure] [ant:
             unlawfully]
      adj 1: by right; according to law; "de jure recognition of the
             new government" [ant: de facto]

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  DE JURE, by right. Vide De facto.
  
  

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