Suo jure

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Suo jure is a Latin phrase meaning "in his/her own right".

It is commonly encountered in the context of titles of nobility or honorary titles, e.g. Lady Mayoress, and especially in cases where a woman holds a title in her own right rather than through her marriage.

An exception to this is a queen in her own right, who is referred to as a "queen regnant", rather than a "queen suo jure".

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