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LEGACY, ALTERNATIVE.
One where the testator gives one of two things to the legatee without designating which of them; as, one of my two horses. Vide... more

LEGACY, CONDITIONAL.
A bequest which is to take effect upon the happening or, not happening of a certain event. Lownd. Leg. 166; Rop. Leg. Index, tit.... more

LEGACY, DEMONSTRATIVE.
A demonstrative legacy is a bequest of a certain sum of money; intended for the legatee at all events, with a fund particularly referred... more

LEGACY, INDEFINITE.
A bequest of things which are not enumerated or ascertained as to numbers or quantities; as, a bequest by a testator of all his... more

LEGACY, LAPSED.
A legacy is said to be lapsed or extinguished, when the legatee dies before the testator, or before the condition upon which the legacy... more

LEGACY, M0DAL
A modal legacy is a bequest accompanied with directions as to the mode in which it should be applied for the legatee s benefit;... more

LEGACY, PECUNIARY,
A pecuniary legacy is one of money; pecuniary legacies are most usually general legacies, but there may be a specific pecuniary legacy; for example,... more

LEGACY, RESIDUARY.
That which is of the remainder of an estate after the payment of all the debts and other legacies. Madd. Ch. P. 284. ... more

LEGAL
That which is according to law. It is used in opposition to equitable, as the legal estate is, in the trustee, the equitable estate... more

LEGAL ESTATE
One, the right to which may be enforced in a court of law. It is distinguished from an equitable estate, the rights to which... more

LEGALIZATION.
The act of making lawful. 2. By legalization, is also understood the act by which a judge or competent officer authenticates a record, or other... more

LEGATES.
the ambassadors of the pope who are sent to other powers. 2. The canonists divide them into three kinds, namely: 1. Legates A latere. 2.... more

LEGATEE.
ond son of his brother John, when in fact John had no son named Thomas, and his second son was called William; it was held... more

LEGALIS HOMO
A person who stands rectus in curia, who possesses all his civil rights. A lawful man. One who stands rectus in curia, not outlawed... more

LEGANTINE CONSTITUTIONS
The name of a code of ecclesiastical laws, enacted in national synods under Pope Gregory IX., and Pope Clement IV., about the years from... more

LEGATARY.
One to whom anything is bequeathed; a legatee. This word is sometimes though seldom used to designate a legate or nuncio. ... more

LEGATION
An embassy; a mission. 2. All persons attached to a foreign legation, lawfully acknowledged by the government of this country, whether they are ambassadors,... more

LEGATORY,
dead man s part or share. (q. v.) The third part of a freeman s personal estate, which by the custom of London, in... more

LEGISLATIVE POWER
The authority under the constitution to make laws and to alter or repeal them. ... more

LEGISLATOR.
One who makes laws. 2. In order to make good laws, it is necessary to understand those which are in force; the legislator ought... more

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