In Jure Cessio Law and Legal Definition
In jure cessio is a Latin term meaning surrender in law. It is a fictious trial held to transfer ownership of property. Under this trial, a transferee appears before a praetor and asserts ownership of the property. The actual owner will also be present in this trial. Here, the actual owner will not contest the assertion, and so allows the transfer of property to the transferee. It is also known as in iure cessio.[Reinders v. Koppelmann, 68 Mo. 482 (Mo. 1878)].