anti-lapse statute

Definition of "anti-lapse statute"
  1. A law that ensures if a beneficiary who was to receive a bequest under a will passes away before the will maker, the bequest is to be given to the deceased beneficiary's heirs
How to use "anti-lapse statute" in a sentence
  1. The anti-lapse statute came into effect, passing the property to the beneficiary's children after the beneficiary passed away before the testator.
  2. The inheritance was distributed in line with the anti-lapse statute since the beneficiary passed away prior to the person who created the will.
  3. Due to the anti-lapse statute, the intended receiver's heirs received the gift, as they died before the individual who made the will.

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