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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