De jure

In law and government, de jure (/d ˈʊəri, di -, ˈjʊər-/ day JOOR-ee, dee -⁠, YOOR-ee; Latin: dē iūre pronounced [deː ˈjuːrɛ], "by law") describes practices that are legally recognized, regardless of whether the practice exists in reality.[1] In contrast, de facto ("in fact") describes situations that exist in reality, even if not legally recognized.[2]

  1. ^ "de jure". Dictionary.com. Dictionary.com, LLC. Retrieved 11 July 2016.
  2. ^ "Definition of 'de facto' adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary". OxfordLearnersDictionaries.com. Oxford University Press. Retrieved 11 July 2016.

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