Definition - Noun
[Latin, right of the soil]
: a rule of law that a child's citizenship is determined by his or her place of birth
see also Amendment XIV to the Constitution in the back matter
Pronunciation-'sO-"lI, -lE ...
Today, nationality law is based either on jus soli or jus sanguinis, or on a combination of the two.
See also: Right, Child, Jus, State, Nation