Latin Legal Terms


Decessit – literally this Latin adverb means dead, deceased. In the sphere of Inheritance Law in some jurisdictions, the word participates in the phrase “decessit sine vita patris”. It details the figure of a person who has died before his parents. In other words – he has died against the natural line of time.

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