Latin for by right of law. Vide De facto. Of right; legitimate; lawful ; by right and just title. In this sense it is the contrary of de facto, (which see.) It may also be contrasted with de gratia, in which case it means “as a matter of right,” as de gratia means “by grace or favor.” Again it may be contrasted with de cequi tate; here meaning “by law,” as the latter means “by equity.” See Government. De jure declmaxam, originem dncens de jure patronatus, tunc cognitio spec tat at legem, civilem, i.e., commnnem. Godb. 63. With regard to the right of tithes, deducing its origin from the right of the patron, then the cognizance of them belongs to the civil law; that is, the common law.