le·git·i·me | \ lə-ˈji-tə-mē\
Legal Definition of legitime
in the civil law of Louisiana : the portion (as one-fourth) of a testate succession that is reserved for a forced heir
— called also forced portion— compare disposable portion, falcidian portion, marital portion
Note: The fraction used to calculate the legitime will vary depending on the number of forced heirs.
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