jus relicti

noun
jus re·​lic·​ti | \ -ˌtī \

Definition of jus relicti

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

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History and Etymology for jus relicti

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 16 Jan. 2021.

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