potestas abstinendi

noun
potestas ab·​sti·​nen·​di | \-ˌäbztəˈnen(ˌ)dē, -ˌäpst-;-ˌabztəˈnen(ˌ)dē, -ˌdī\

Definition of potestas abstinendi 

: the right granted by the praetorian law of ancient Rome to a necessary family heir to decline the inheritance also : the power to exercise this right

called also beneficium abstinendi

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Latin, power of refusing

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