marital portion

noun

in the civil law of Louisiana : a one-fourth portion that a surviving spouse is entitled to claim from the estate of a spouse who has died rich in comparison to the surviving spouse compare disposable portion, falcidian portion, legitime

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“Marital portion.” Merriam-Webster.com Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/legal/marital%20portion. Accessed 17 Jul. 2024.

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