De jure

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De jure is a Latin term meaning 'in law'. It describes practices that are legally recognized, regardless of whether or not they are actually practiced.[1]


A de jure capital is the official government capital. There may or may not be legal practices conducted there. An example of a de jure capital is Plymouth in a Caribbean island called Montserrat. A volcanic eruption destroyed the capital, but it is still recognized as the official capital, despite being burned and covered in 4.6 feet of ash.[2]

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