jus relictae

noun jus re·lic·tae \-rə̇ˈlik(ˌ)tē\

Definition of jus relictae

Scots law

  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of jus relictae

Medieval Latin, right of a widow


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