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Jure matris (iure matris) is a Latin phrase meaning "by right of his mother" or "in right of his mother".

It is commonly encountered in the law of Inheritance when a noble title or other right passes from mother to son.

It is also used in the context of monarchy in cases where a woman holds a title in her own right but grants exercise of the power to her son.

Notable "jure matris" rulers

  • John of England (1199–1216), was jure matris Duke of Aquitaine through his mother Eleanor of Aquitaine from 1199 to 1204.

See also


  1. ^ *Hamilton, Bernard (1978). "Women in the Crusader States: The Queens of Jerusalem". in Baker, Derek. Medieval Women. Oxford: Ecclesiastical History Society. ISBN 0631192603. 


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