decree of distribution
The final court order distributing a probate estate.
Category: Wills, Trusts & Estates → Estates, Executors & Probate Court

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  • decree of distribution — See order for distribution …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • decree — de·cree /di krē/ n [Old French decré, from Latin decretum, from neuter of decretus, past participle of decernere to decide] 1: an order having the force of law by judicial decree 2: a judicial decision esp. in an equity or probate court; broadly …   Law dictionary

  • decree — The judgment of a court of equity or chancery, answering for most purposes to the judgment of a court of law. A decree in equity is a sentence or order of the court, pronounced on hearing and understanding all the points in issue, and determining …   Black's law dictionary

  • decree — The judgment of a court of equity or chancery, answering for most purposes to the judgment of a court of law. A decree in equity is a sentence or order of the court, pronounced on hearing and understanding all the points in issue, and determining …   Black's law dictionary

  • Decree on Land — title page The Decree on Land, written by Vladimir Lenin, was passed by the Second Congress of Soviets of Workers , Soldiers , and Peasants Deputies on 26 October 1917, following the success of the October Revolution. It decreed an abolition of… …   Wikipedia

  • distribution — Division. The transmission of personal property of a decedent by the passing of title to the personal representative for the payment of decedent s debts and claims against the estate, and finally to distribute the remainder to the persons… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • muniment of title — 1) Written evidence of title to real estate. Examples might include a deed, a contract, or the death certificate of a co owner if property was held in joint tenancy. 2) In Texas, a procedure to transfer real estate left by will that is simpler… …   Law dictionary

  • petition — pe·ti·tion 1 n 1: a formal written request made to an official person or body (as a court or board) a petition for equitable relief the creditor filed a petition for involuntary bankruptcy 2: a document embodying a formal written request petition …   Law dictionary

  • record — re·cord 1 /ri kȯrd/ vt 1: to put in a record 2: to deposit or otherwise cause to be registered in the appropriate office as a record and notice of a title or interest in property record a deed record a mortgage see also recording act …   Law dictionary

  • vested remainder — see remainder Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. vested remainder …   Law dictionary

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