legacy by damnation

noun
variants: or legacy per damnationem \ -​ˌdamˌnāshēˈōˌnem \
plural legacies by damnation or legacies per damnationem

Definition of legacy by damnation

: 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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History and Etymology for 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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“Legacy by damnation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/legacy%20by%20damnation. Accessed 13 Jun. 2021.

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