legacy by damnation

noun \-ˌdamˌnāshēˈōˌnem\
variants: or

legacy per damnationem

\-ˌdamˌnāshēˈōˌnem\

Definition of legacy by damnation

plural

legacies by damnation

or

legacies per damnationem

  1. :  a form in Roman law for declaring a legacy in which the heir is ordered to pay money or deliver property to the legatee in any event or pay its value

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Origin and Etymology of legacy by damnation

legacy by damnation translation of Latin legatum per damnationem; legacy per damnationem partial translation of Latin legatum per damnationem


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