hereditary succession
n.
Inheritance; the passing of estates through the laws of descent and distribution.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


hereditary succession
Category: Wills, Trusts & Estates → Wills

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


hereditary succession
n. Inheritance pursuant to the common-law doctrines of succession.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.

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  • hereditary — he·red·i·tary /hə re də ˌter ē/ adj [Latin hereditarius, from hereditas inheritance, from hered heres heir] 1: received or passing by inheritance or required to pass by inheritance hereditary shares 2: having ownership or possession through… …   Law dictionary

  • succession — The devolution of title to property under the law of descent and distribution. The act or right of legal or official investment with a predecessor s office, dignity, possession, or functions; also the legal or actual order of so succeeding from… …   Black's law dictionary

  • succession — Following another; succeeding to the rights of another, as where a new corporation which is a reorganization of another corporation takes the rights of the old corporation. 19 Am J2d Corp § 1524. The passing of property in possession or enjoyment …   Ballentine's law dictionary

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