cerniture

noun
cer·​ni·​ture | \ ˈsərnəˌchu̇(ə)r \
plural -s

Definition of cerniture

Roman & civil law
: a formal acceptance of an inheritance

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History and Etymology for cerniture

Latin cernitus (past participle of cernere) + English -ure

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“Cerniture.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cerniture. Accessed 2 Jul. 2022.

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