Falcidian portion

noun

Fal·​cid·​i·​an por·​tion
fȯl-ˈsi-dē-ən-, fal-
: 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.

Word History

Etymology

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

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Cite this Entry

“Falcidian portion.” Merriam-Webster.com Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/legal/Falcidian%20portion. Accessed 27 May. 2024.

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