universal succession

noun

Definition of universal succession

: succession under Roman or civil law to the totality of a man's estate including both his rights and liabilities according to the principle that the heir is the same person as the deceased

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First Known Use of universal succession

circa 1661, in the meaning defined above

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“Universal succession.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/universal%20succession. Accessed 20 Oct. 2020.

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