summary distribution

noun

Legal Definition of summary distribution

: an abridged form of administration allowing distribution of an estate after the filing of an inventory showing assets sufficient only to pay superior claims (as to family members claiming statutory shares) — compare collection by affidavit

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“Summary distribution.” Merriam-Webster.com Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/legal/summary%20distribution. Accessed 19 Sep. 2021.

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