Latin Legal Terms


Derelinquo – this Latin verb literally means to forsake, leave, abandon. For example, a person may abandon a legal right of the inheritance share. this usually happens in cases where the tax burdens on the inheritance share are so big, and the heir decides it would not be beneficial to accept the inheritance. Or in situation where the heir wishes to gift their share to the other heirs.
In the legal practice, the word refers to the legal term “derelict”, which usually refers to movable property, abandoned by its owner (or thrown away) with the intention not to relate with it, neither to claim its ownership in the future. A synonym is “desolo”.

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