Definition of IN VENTRE SA MERE


IN VENTRE SA MERE

hildren living at the death of the father. 1 Ves. 85.

7. - 6. Is capable of taking a legacy, and is entitled to a share
in a fund bequeathed to children under a general description, of
"children," or of "children living at the testator s death." 2 H.
Bl. 399; 2 Bro. C. C. 320; S. C. 2 Ves. jr. 673; 1 Sim. & Stu. 181;
1 B. & P. 243; 5 T. R. 49. See, also, 1 Ves. sr. 85; Id. 111; 1 P.
Wms. 244, 341; 2 Bro. C. C. 63; Amb. 708, 711; 1 Salk. 229; 2 P.
Wms. 446; 2 Atk. 114; Pre. Ch. 50; 2 Vern. 710; 3 Ves. 486; 7 T. R.
100; 4 Ves. 322; Bac. Ab. Legacies, &c., A; 1 Rop. Leg. 52, 3; 5
Serg. & Rawle, 40.

8. - 7. May be appointed executor. Bac. Ab. Infancy, B.

9. - 8. A bill may be brought in its behalf, and the court will
grant an injunction to stay waste. 2 Vern. 710 Pr. Ch. 50.

10. - 9. The mother, of a child in ventre sa mere may detain
writings on its behalf. 2 Vern. 710.

11. - 10. May have a guardian assigned to it. 1 Bl. Com. 130.

12. - 11. The destruction of such a child is a high misdemeanor.
1 Bl. Com. 129, 130.

13. - 12. And the birth of a posthumous child amounts, in
Pennsylvania, to the revocation of a will previously executed, so
far as regards such child. 3 Binn. 498. See Coop. Just. 496. See,
as to the law of Virginia on this subject, 3 Munf. 20. Vide Foetus.

Source: Bouviers Law Dictionary 1856 Edition

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