Latin Legal Terms

Absens or absentis

Absens or absentis – it means missing, away, absent (which word represents its modern transformation). The word participates in the legal phrase “Absens haeres non erit”. It used to detail that a person who is not presented currently (i.e. not alive), is not entitled legally then to inherit the assets left by the deceased inheritor. The word relates also to another legal term – “durante absentia”, which applies in the area of Inheritance Law. It refers to administration of the assets of a person who is considered absent for very long period. The guardian of estate is usually appointed by the court to administer these assets and properties of the missing person.

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