vacant succession
vacant succession see succession

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

vacant succession
Succession that occurs when there are no known heirs for an estate to pass to. In vacant succession, the estate may escheat to the state.
Category: Wills, Trusts & Estates → Wills

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

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  • Vacant succession — Vacant Va cant, a. [F., fr. L. vacans, antis, p. pr. of vacare to be empty, to be free or unoccupied, to have leisure, also vocare; akin to vacuus empty, and probably to E. void. Cf. {Evacuate}, {Void}, a.] [1913 Webster] 1. Deprived of contents; …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • vacant succession — An inheritance which no one claims and the heirs who are entitled to which are unknown …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • Vacant — Va cant, a. [F., fr. L. vacans, antis, p. pr. of vacare to be empty, to be free or unoccupied, to have leisure, also vocare; akin to vacuus empty, and probably to E. void. Cf. {Evacuate}, {Void}, a.] [1913 Webster] 1. Deprived of contents; not… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • succession — suc·ces·sion /sək se shən/ n 1 a: the order in which or the conditions under which one person after another succeeds to a property, dignity, position, title, or throne the sequence of succession to the presidency b: the right of a person or line… …   Law dictionary

  • vacant — Vacant, [vac]ante. adj. verb. Vuide, qui est à remplir. Il se dit proprement des emplois, charges, dignitez, &c. Le saint Siege estoit vacant. cette charge est vacante. il y a plusieurs Abbayes vacantes. Benefice vacant par mort, par crime. cela… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • 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

  • vacant — Empty; unoccupied; as, a vacant office or parcel of land. Deprived of contents, without inanimate objects. It implies entire abandonment, nonoccupancy for any purpose. Foley v. Sonoma County Farmers Mut. Fire Ins. Co. of Sonoma, Cal.App., 108… …   Black's law dictionary

  • vacant — vacant, ante [ vakɑ̃, ɑ̃t ] adj. • 1207; lat. vacans, p. prés. de vacare « être vide » 1 ♦ Qui n a pas de titulaire. « Ces trônes déclarés vacants » (Chateaubriand). Poste vacant. « J ai sollicité la place de préparateur actuellement vacante »… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • vacant — vacant, ante (va kan, kan t ) adj. 1°   Qui n est pas occupé, qui est à remplir. Maison vacante. •   N est un siége vacant au premier qui l occupe, RÉGNIER Sat. x. •   Idoménée, persuadé par Mentor, se hâta de distribuer les terres vacantes, FÉN …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • vacant — [vā′kənt] adj. [OFr < L vacans, prp. of vacare, to be empty] 1. having nothing in it, as a space; devoid of contents; empty; void 2. not held, filled, or occupied, as a position or office 3. having no occupant [a vacant seat] 4. untenanted, as …   English World dictionary

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