Definition of AB IRATO


AB IRATO

civil law. A Latin phrase, which
signifies by a man in anger. It
is applied to bequests or gifts, which a
man makes adverse to the interest of
his heir, in consequence of anger or
hatred against him. Thus a devise made
under these circumstances is called
a testament ab irato. And the suit which
the heirs institute to annul this
will is called an action ab irato. Merlin,
Repert. mots Ab irato.


Source: Bouviers Law Dictionary 1856 Edition

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