contratabular possession


Roman law
: a possession of a decedent's estate granted contrary to the terms of the will (as where an emancipated son is neither instituted as heir nor expressly disinherited but is given possession by the praetor)

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“Contratabular possession.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 May. 2024.

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