Falcidian portion

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

Legal Definition of Falcidian portion

: 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

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

History and Etymology for Falcidian portion

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

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“Falcidian portion.” Merriam-Webster.com Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/legal/Falcidian%20portion. Accessed 28 Nov. 2021.

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