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de jure

Latin, literally "of law," thus "legitimate, lawful, by right of law, according to law." Jure is ablative of ius "law" (see de +  just (adj.)).

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Definitions of de jure
1
de jure (adv.)
by law; conforming to the law;
Synonyms: legally / lawfully
2
DE JURE (adj.)
by right; according to law;
de jure recognition of the new government
From wordnet.princeton.edu