sui juris

[ soo-ahy joo r-is, soo-ee ]SEE DEFINITION OF sui juris
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Entering upon the time when practically he becomes sui juris, he has far too much power and influence to be treated with levity.

If children or imbeciles or insane persons collide, the same law shall govern as in the case of sui juris persons.

At least, he is major and sui juris, and may please himself in the matter of his conversation.

WORD ORIGIN

1610s, "of full legal age and capacity," in ancient Rome, "of the status of one not subject to the patria potestas." For first element, see sui generis; for second element, see jurist.

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