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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