testate succession
testate succession see succession

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

testate succession
Distribution of rights and property through a will. Compare: intestate succession
Category: Wills, Trusts & Estates → Wills

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.

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