Definition of EFFECTS


EFFECTS

This word used simpliciter is equivalent to property or,
worldly
substance, and may carry the whole personal estate, when used in a will. 5
Madd. Ch. Rep. 72, Cowp. 299, 15 Ves. 507, 6 Madd. Ch. R. 119. But when it
is preceded and connected with words of a narrower import, and the bequest
is not residuary, it will be confined to species of property ejusdem
generis with those previously described. 13 Ves. 39, 15 Ves. 826, Roper on
Leg. 210.


Source: Bouviers Law Dictionary 1856 Edition

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