Duhaime's Law Dictionary Jus Disponendi Definition: Latin: The right to dispose of a thing. Latin term representing the right to dispose - to destroy, gift or sale or abandon - an item of property. Fundamental to property rights, jus disponendi is the basic expression of ownership in law. It is compromised - limited - to some extent by the law. For example, some homes may be designated heritage property which then restricts the home-owner from making renovations. A statute or by-law may prohibit the burning of wood within city limits. A person may not be able to sell their own body for the purpose as a person mayn not, for example, find themselves with the jus disponendi to sell a body part. Some transfers of property do not include jus disponendi such as rentals and consignments. Categories & Topics: Dictionary of Latin Law Terms Property 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!