dead's part

noun

Definition of dead's part

Scots law
: the part of a married man's personal property that he may dispose of by will, the rest going to the widow and children — compare jus relictae, legitim

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“Dead's part.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dead%27s%20part. Accessed 29 Nov. 2021.

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