universal succession

noun

: 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

Word History

First Known Use

circa 1661, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of universal succession was circa 1661

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“Universal succession.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/universal%20succession. Accessed 29 Jan. 2023.

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