legacy by damnation

noun

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

Word History

Etymology

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 26 May. 2024.

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