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-/ day JOOR-ee, dee -, YOOR-ee
: dē iūre
pronounced [deː ˈjuːrɛ]
, "by law") describes practices that are legally recognised, regardless of whether the practice exists in reality.
In contrast, de facto
("in fact") describes situations that exist in reality, even if not legally recognised.
It is possible to have multiple simultaneous conflicting (de jure) legalities, possibly none of which is in force (de facto). After seizing power in 1526, Ahmad ibn Ibrahim al-Ghazi
made his brother, Umar Din
, the lawful (de jure) Sultan
. Ahmad, however, was in practice (de facto) the actual Sultan, and his brother was a figurehead
In U.S. law
, particularly after Brown v. Board of Education
(1954), the difference between de facto segregation
(segregation that existed because of the voluntary associations and neighborhoods) and de jure segregation (segregation that existed because of local laws that mandated the segregation) became important distinctions for court-mandated remedial purposes.
In a hypothetical situation, a king or emperor could be the de jure head of state. However, if they are unfit to lead the country, the prime minister or chancellor would assumedly become the practical, or de facto leader, while the king remains the de jure leader.
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