jus sanguinis

Definition of "jus sanguinis"
  1. The principle that a child's nationality or citizenship is largely influenced by the citizenship of his or her parents
How to use "jus sanguinis" in a sentence
  1. Many countries, unlike the United States, predominantly follow the jus sanguinis principle to define citizenship.
  2. Through jus sanguinis, a child born overseas to American parents can claim U.S. citizenship.
  3. Jus sanguinis ensures that the citizenship status is generally transferred from parents to their children.

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