bonorum possessio

noun bo·no·rum pos·ses·sio \bəˈnōrəmpəˈzesē(ˌ)ō, bōˈ-, -ˈses-\

Definition of bonorum possessio

Roman law

  1. :  the right of possession of the property of a deceased person; specifically :  the effective right to succeed, which changed the order of succession of the older jus civile, given by the praetor to emancipated children along with descendants in power, to cognatic after agnatic relatives, and last to the surviving spouse

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Origin and Etymology of bonorum possessio

Latin, possession of goods


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