heres necessarius

noun he·res ne·ces·sa·ri·us \ˈhāˌrāˌsnekəˈsärēəs\

Definition of heres necessarius

Roman law

  1. :  a slave who is instituted by his master as his heir and who upon his master's death automatically attains his freedom and becomes his heir

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Origin and Etymology of heres necessarius

Late Latin, literally, heir of necessity


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