legacy under a universal title
- Refers to a form of willful granting or bequeathing in Louisiana's legal structure, where a certain specified type (e.g., movable properties) or a specified proportion (such as half) or a particular proportion of a certain type of the testator's assets is designated
- The deceased left her entire jewelry collection as a legacy under a universal title in her will.
- The clause in the will that designated two-thirds of the estate as a legacy under a universal title raised concerns among potential heirs.
- Guidebooks on estate planning in Louisiana often provide examples of a legacy under a universal title, such as bequeathing all antique furniture to a particular beneficiary.