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universal successor

noun

Legal Definition of universal successor

  1. :  a successor (as an heir, universal legatee, or legatee under universal title) who succeeds to the rights and obligations of the ancestor in title, continues possession by the ancestor's title, and is responsible for the debts of the succession — compare particular successor

Additional Notes on universal successor

Neither a usufructuary under universal title nor a universal usufructuary is a universal successor.


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