damnosa hereditas

noun
dam·no·sa he·re·di·tas
variants: or damnosa haereditas \dam¦nōsəhəˈredə̇ˌtas \

Definition of damnosa hereditas 

1 Roman law : an inheritance from a person who dies insolvent and whose debts the heir is bound to discharge

2 : a harmful or burdensome inheritance a damnosa hereditas from an imperfectly socialized … conditionTimes Literary Supplement

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History and Etymology for damnosa hereditas

Latin, literally, damaging inheritance

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