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