SUI JURIS

Possession on legal rights-ability to make your own decisions independently and stand responsible for those in the eyes of law. Person must reach certain age to be legally independent, which is in most countries 18 years of age, and have complete mental competence.

SUI JURIS: "Example: Mentally retarded person is not sui juries capable."
Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "SUI JURIS," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 13, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/sui-juris/ (accessed October 22, 2021).
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