antilapse statute

Definition of "antilapse statute"
  1. A law that permits a deceased beneficiary's share of a will to pass onto their heirs if they have predeceased the will's author
How to use "antilapse statute" in a sentence
  1. The state's antilapse statute ensured that her will's benefits didn't go unclaimed.
  2. Under the antilapse statute, his grandchildren inherited the bequest after their mother's premature death.
  3. Thanks to the antilapse statute, the deceased beneficiary’s part of the inheritance was passed to her surviving children.

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