Definition of HEIR, TESTAMENTARY


HEIR, TESTAMENTARY

civil law. A testamentary heir is one who is
constituted heir by testament executed in the form prescribed by law. He is
so called to distinguish him from the legal heirs, who are called to the
succession by the law; and from conventional heirs, who are so constituted
by a contract inter vivos. See Haeres factus; Devisee.


Source: Bouviers Law Dictionary 1856 Edition

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