Latin Legal Terms

Absum

Absum – it means to be absent, to be away, to be missing. For example, in terms of Inheritance Law in some legal systems, an absent person for a long period without no information or update about him could be proclaimed as dead and his assets to be put under administration (via appointing a guardian of estate by the Probate Court) or to be distributed among heirs – depending of the provisions of the local legislation.

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