Duhaime's Law Dictionary Jus Definition: Latin: the law or a legal right. Related Terms: Jure Also spelt ius in some English translations.Often used synonymously with jure.The Third Edition of the Oxford Law Dictionary:"Jus. A law or right."Broom describes a jus as:"... the legal authority to do or to demand something." Bouvier adds an important distinction:"In the Roman law, the word had two distinct meanings. It was either a body of law ... or an individual right."For example, public law was called jus publicum and private law was called jus privatum.FURTHER READING:Duhaime, Lloyd, Legal Definition of Ubi Jus Ibi Remedium Oxford Dictionary of Law, 3rd Ed. (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1994), page 218. Categories & Topics: Dictionary of Latin Law Terms Duhaime's Civil Law Dictionary Always looking up definitions? Save time with our search provider (modern browsers only) If you find an error or omission in Duhaime's Law Dictionary, or if you have suggestion for a legal term, we'd love to hear from you!