suus et necessarius heres

su·​us et ne·​ces·​sa·​ri·​us he·​res | \ ˈsüəˌsetˌnekəˈsärēəsˈhāˌrās\

Definition of suus et necessarius heres

: a family heir including a slave in the paternal power of a decedent at the latter's death who by Roman law becomes sui juris and succeeds to the decedent's property by intestacy or by will

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History and Etymology for suus et necessarius heres

Latin, literally, own and necessary heir

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