jus relicti

noun

jus re·​lic·​ti
-ˌtī
Scots law
: a widower's right to share in the free movable estate of his deceased wife since 1881 to the extent of one third if there are children and otherwise one half

Word History

Etymology

Medieval Latin, right of a widower

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“Jus relicti.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/jus%20relicti. Accessed 17 Jul. 2024.

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