noun cre·tion \ˈkrēshən\

Definition of cretion



  1. 1 Roman law :  an act before a magistrate by which an outside heir declares his acceptance of the succession

  2. 2 Roman law :  the time allowed an heir to make his decision of cretion — compare jus deliberandi


\-əˌnerē\ adjective

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Origin and Etymology of cretion

Latin cretion-, cretio, from cretus (past participle of cernere to cern, discern) + -ion-, -io -ion — more at certain

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a rounded knoll or a ridge of ice

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