jus relicti

noun jus re·lic·ti \-ˌtī\

Definition of jus relicti

Scots law

  1. :  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

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Origin and Etymology of jus relicti

Medieval Latin, right of a widower

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to cast off or become cast off

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