quadriennium utile

noun

quadriennium uti·​le
-ˈyütᵊlˌē
Scots law
: the period of four years following attainment of majority within which the former minor or in case of his death his executor may act to avoid his contracts, gifts, or conveyances

Word History

Etymology

Medieval Latin or New Latin, literally, four-year period of equity

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“Quadriennium utile.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/quadriennium%20utile. Accessed 22 Jun. 2024.

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