suus et necessarius heres


su·​us et ne·​ces·​sa·​ri·​us he·​res
: 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

Word History


Latin, literally, own and necessary heir

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“Suus et necessarius heres.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Sep. 2023.

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