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legitime

noun 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.

Origin and Etymology of legitime

French, from Latin legitima (pars) the lawful (share)


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