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adjective in·of·fi·cious \ˌi-nə-ˈfi-shəs\

Legal Definition of inofficious

  1. :  of or relating to a disposition of property that has the effect of depriving descendants of the shares of a succession to which they are entitled by law

Origin and Etymology of inofficious

Latin inofficiosus (of a will) ignoring the testator's duty to his relatives, from in- not + officiosus kind, dutiful, from officium service, kindness, duty

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capable of being understood in two ways

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