specific legacy
specific legacy see legacy

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

specific legacy
A gift of a specific piece of property through a will. (See also: legacy)
Category: Wills, Trusts & Estates → Wills

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

specific legacy
England, Wales
specific gift, Also known as a specific legacy.
A gift of a particular asset (or assets) in a testator's estate to one or more beneficiaries in a will. For example, the following are all specific gifts:
• I give the cash in my desk drawer to my nephew.
• I give all my jewellery to my daughter.
• I give Rose Cottage to my husband.
Related terms

Practical Law Dictionary. Glossary of UK, US and international legal terms. . 2010.


specific legacy
A gift by will of designated personal property.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


specific legacy
A gift by will of designated personal property.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

specific legacy
n.
   a gift in a will of a certain article or property to a certain person or persons.

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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  • Specific legacy — specific spe*cif ic (sp[ e]*s[i^]f [i^]k), a. [F. sp[ e]cifique, or NL. spesificus; L. species a particular sort or kind + facere to make. Cf. {specify}.] 1. Of or pertaining to a species; characterizing or constituting a species; possessing the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • specific legacy — UK US noun [C] LAW ► a particular named object or asset that is given to someone out of the general assets of someone who has died: »He added a codicil to his will giving specific legacies of €10,000 to each of his children. → Compare GENERAL… …   Financial and business terms

  • specific legacy — noun : a bequest of a particular identifiable and existing thing or part (as a specified animal) out of a testator s estate compare general legacy * * * specific legacy A legacy of a definite thing, such as jewels, pictures, a sum of stock in the …   Useful english dictionary

  • specific legacy — A bequest of a particular, individualized chattel, fund, or portion of the testator s personal estate, which is set apart from the balance of his property and which is differentiated from all other articles or funds of the same or a similar… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • legacy — leg·a·cy / le gə sē/ n pl cies [Medieval Latin legatio, from Latin legare to bequeath]: a gift of property by will; specif: a gift of personal property by will: bequest see also ademption compare devise conjoint leg …   Law dictionary

  • specific gift — England, Wales specific gift, Also known as a specific legacy. A gift of a particular asset (or assets) in a testator s estate to one or more beneficiaries in a will. For example, the following are all specific gifts: • I give the cash in my desk …   Law dictionary

  • specific — spe*cif ic (sp[ e]*s[i^]f [i^]k), a. [F. sp[ e]cifique, or NL. spesificus; L. species a particular sort or kind + facere to make. Cf. {specify}.] 1. Of or pertaining to a species; characterizing or constituting a species; possessing the peculiar… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Specific character — specific spe*cif ic (sp[ e]*s[i^]f [i^]k), a. [F. sp[ e]cifique, or NL. spesificus; L. species a particular sort or kind + facere to make. Cf. {specify}.] 1. Of or pertaining to a species; characterizing or constituting a species; possessing the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Specific disease — specific spe*cif ic (sp[ e]*s[i^]f [i^]k), a. [F. sp[ e]cifique, or NL. spesificus; L. species a particular sort or kind + facere to make. Cf. {specify}.] 1. Of or pertaining to a species; characterizing or constituting a species; possessing the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Specific duty — specific spe*cif ic (sp[ e]*s[i^]f [i^]k), a. [F. sp[ e]cifique, or NL. spesificus; L. species a particular sort or kind + facere to make. Cf. {specify}.] 1. Of or pertaining to a species; characterizing or constituting a species; possessing the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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