hereditas jacens

noun
hereditas ja·​cens | \ -ˈjāˌsenz \

Definition of hereditas jacens

Roman & civil law
: an inheritance not entered upon by the heir : a vacant succession

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History and Etymology for hereditas jacens

Latin, literally, lying (inactive) inheritance

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“Hereditas jacens.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hereditas%20jacens. Accessed 9 Aug. 2022.

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