forced heir
forced heir see heir

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

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  • forced heir — A person who, in reference to a certain portion of his ancestor s property, can not be disinherited by the will of the ancestor, except where there is a just and legal cause to disinherit him. The doctrine of forced heir is one of the Roman law… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • forced heir — noun : an heir who cannot be disinherited except for good causes recognized by law and whose share in his ancestor s estate cannot be impaired by the will of the ancestor or even by gifts made inter vivos …   Useful english dictionary

  • heir — / ar/ n: one who inherits or is entitled to succeed to the possession of property after the death of its owner: as a: one who by operation of law inherits the property and esp. the real property of a person who dies without leaving a valid will… …   Law dictionary

  • Forced heirship — is a reference to the testamentary laws which limit the discretion of the testator to distribute assets under a will or codicil on death. [http://books.google.com/books?id=2D9ff7T028oC pg=PA54 lpg=PA54 dq=forced+heirship source=web ots=0yfaccEvOs …   Wikipedia

  • heir — /er/ See heirs @ heir apparent An heir whose right of inheritance is indefeasible, provided he outlive the ancestor; as in England the eldest son, or his issue, who must, by the course of the common law, be heir to the father whenever he happens… …   Black's law dictionary

  • Heir to the Empire — Author Timothy Zahn Cover Artist Tom Jung Country USA Language English Era New Republic Series T …   Wikipedia

  • King's Quest III: To Heir Is Human — Apple II cover art for King s Quest III: To Heir Is Human Developer(s) Sierra On Line …   Wikipedia

  • The Bishop's Heir — Infobox Book | name = The Bishop s Heir image caption = Dust jacket illustration by Darrell K. Sweet for The Bishop s Heir author = Katherine Kurtz cover artist = Darrell K. Sweet country = United States language = English series = The Histories… …   Wikipedia

  • Burns' Heir — Infobox Simpsons episode episode name = Burns Heir episode no = 99 prod code = 1F16 airdate = April 14, 1994 show runner = David Mirkin writer = Jace Richdale director = Mark Kirkland blackboard = The Pledge of Allegiance does not end with Hail… …   Wikipedia

  • force — 1 n 1: a cause of motion, activity, or change intervening force: a force that acts after another s negligent act or omission has occurred and that causes injury to another: intervening cause at cause irresistible force: an unforeseeable event esp …   Law dictionary

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