The forgetfulness of a kindness or benefit.
2. In the civil law, ingratitude on the part of a legatee, was
sufficient to defeat a legacy in his favour. In Louisiana,
donations inter vivos are liable to be revoked or dissolved on
account of the ingratitude of the donee; but the revocation on this
account can, take place only, in the three following cases: 1. if
the donee has attempted to take the life of the donor. 2. If he has
been guilty towards him of cruel treatmeut, crimes or grievous
injuries. 3. If he has refused him food when in distress. Civ. Code
of Lo. art. 1546, 1547; Poth. Donations Entrevifs, s. 3, art. 1,
1. There are no such rules in the common law. Ingratitude
is not punishable by law.
Source: Bouviers Law Dictionary 1856 Edition