instituted heir

Definition of "instituted heir"
  1. In Louisiana's civil law, this refers to an heir who is specified in the will but whose inheritance is intended to pass to a replacement legatee under a basic substitution if the original heir rejects the inheritance or passes away before the person making the will
How to use "instituted heir" in a sentence
  1. In her will, my grandmother designated my sister as the instituted heir, with a substitute in case she declines the inheritance or predeceases our grandmother.
  2. The instituted heir has the prerogative to accept or reject the inheritance allotted to them in a will.
  3. In order to prevent disputes, a will should clearly delineate who the instituted heir is and who the substitute legatee would be.

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