jus relictae

jus re·​lic·​tae | \ -rə̇ˈlik(ˌ)tē \

Definition of jus relictae

Scots law
: a widow's right to a share in the free movable estate of her deceased husband to the extent of one third if there are children and otherwise one half

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History and Etymology for jus relictae

Medieval Latin, right of a widow

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“Jus relictae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/jus%20relictae. Accessed 16 Jan. 2021.

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