jus sanguinis

  

Definition

Legal rule that a person's citizenship is determined by that of his or her parents (by 'blood'). This rule is followed in most countries of the world except mainly Canada and US where Jus Soli rule is instead followed.

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  • I was glad that jus sanguinis was in place, cause we were very worried about citizenship and what would happen.

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  • You may be able to get your citizenship by calling for jus sanguinis if your parents were born in the country.

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  • While Jus Soli, asserts the right of individuals to citizenship in their country of birth, and is the prevalent rule in the United States, it is also distinct from the prevailing rule, that asserts that bloodline is the criteria crucial in assessing citizenship, a rule observed in many other countries, and known as Jus Sanguinis.

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