What is Jus Disponendi?

Legal Definition
Jus disponendi, in the civil law, refers to the right of disposing (of a thing owned, i.e. it is an attribute of dominium, or ownership). An expression used either:

  • generally, to signify the right of alienation, as historically a married woman would be deprived of the jus disponendi over her separate estate;
  • specially, in the law relating to sales of goods, where it is often a question whether the vendor of goods has the intention of reserving to himself the jus disponendi; i. e., of preventing the ownership from passing to the purchaser, notwithstanding that he (the vendor) has parted with the possession of the goods.
-- Wikipedia
Legal Definition
The right of disposing. An expression used either generally to signify the right of alienation, as when we speak of depriving a married woman of the jus disponendi over her separate estate or speclally in the law relating to sales of goods, where it is often a question whether the vendor of goods has the intention of reserving to himself the jus disponendi; i. e, of preventing the ownership from passing to the purchaser, notwithstanding that he (the vendor) has parted with the possession of the goods. Sweet.
-- Black's Law Dictionary
Legal Definition
The right to dispose of a thing.
-- Bouviers Law Dictionary
Legal Definition
The right of disposing.
-- Ballentine's Law Dictionary