de jure (adverb, de jure, \ de dʒʊr \) director (noun, di-rec-tor, \ dəˈrektər \)
Definition: is an individual that is both legally and officially elected or appointed as a director according to the articles of association of a company, and who has issued written consent to operate as a director. Such an individual possesses all the rights associated with the position of director and enjoys its privileges. Additionally, a de jure director is both personally and collectively (along with the other members of the board of directors) liable for the company’s acts and obligations.
In a Sentence:
After three years of acting as a shadow director, Angela’s contribution was finally acknowledged, and she was officially elected as a de jure director at Pharma Now.
As a newly-appointed de jure director at Right-O-Mac, Mr. Osborn was assigned to supervise the meetings of the executive committee, as he had the most experience in handling business during an economic crisis.
Once all the paperwork is finished, I’ll become a de jure director. This is long overdue, as other directors have headed my advice for more than four years now, without ever compensating me for my efforts.
Synonyms and related words: de facto director, board of directors, shadow director, executive director