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.

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