inofficious

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

Legal Definition of inofficious

: 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

History and Etymology for 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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“Inofficious.” Merriam-Webster.com Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/legal/inofficious. Accessed 22 Oct. 2021.

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