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Falcidian portion

noun Fal·cid·i·an por·tion \fȯl-ˈsi-dē-ən-, fal-\

Legal Definition of Falcidian portion

  1. :  the one-fourth portion of a succession that may be retained by the instituted heir in civil law if more than three-fourths of the succession was bequeathed to other legatees — compare legitime, marital portion

Additional Notes on falcidian portion

The Falcidian portion is expressly abolished in the Louisiana Civil Code.

Origin and Etymology of falcidian portion

from Falcidius, Roman tribune who proposed the law passed in 40 B.C. that established the portion


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