Infamia Juris Law and Legal Definition

Infamia juris is a Latin term which means infamy of law. Infamy refers to notoriety gained from a negative incident or reputation. Infamia juris is attributed to those guilty of dueling, rape, heresy, real simony, and attempt to marry during the lifetime of the spouse.

There are three ways to attribute infamia juris to an individual:

1. by the commission of certain crimes to which infamia juris is attached by law;

2. by the verdict of a jury; and

3. by the penalty imposed by the judge.

Infamia juris can be removed by canonical purifying and by application to the Holy See.