Definition of scintilla juris in English:

scintilla juris

noun

Law
historical
  • ‘A spark of right’, a doctrine of property law referring to the possibility of seisin reverting to the feoffee after a feoffment has been executed in accordance with the Statute of Uses and in favour of the beneficiary; the residual right to seisin held by the feoffee in such cases.

Origin

Early 17th century; earliest use found in Francis Bacon (1561–1626), lord chancellor, politician, and philosopher. From post-classical Latin scintilla iuris from classical Latin scintilla + iūris, genitive of iūs law.

Pronunciation

scintilla juris

/sɪnˌtɪlə ˈdʒʊərɪs/