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title law real inheritance

Hereditary succession. Succession to the ownership of an estate by inheritance, or by any act of law, as distinguished from purchase. Title by descent is the title by which one person, upon the death of another, acquires the real estate of the latter as an heir at law. The title by inheritance is in all cases called descent, although by statute law the title is sometimes made to ascend. The division among those legally entitled thereto of the real property of intestates.

Descent and Distribution - Origin Of The Law, Persons Entitled, Law Governing, Property Subject To Descent And Distribution - Stepparents Stepchildren, Operation and Effect of a Will, Debts of Intestate Estate [next] [back] Alan Morton Dershowitz

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