virile share


vir·​ile share
ˈvir-əl-, -ˌīl-
in the civil law of Louisiana : an amount for which a solidary obligor (as a partner) is liable: as
: an amount due from the obligor under a solidary obligation (as a debt) arising from a contract or quasi contract that is equal to that of each other obligor unless there is an agreement or judgment to the contrary
: an amount based on the proportionate fault of the obligor when the obligation arises from an offense (as in negligence) or quasi-offense

called also virile portion

Word History


partial translation of French part (or portion) virile equally alloted share (as in an intestate inheritance), from Latin pars virilis, literally, male's share

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“Virile share.” Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Jul. 2024.

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