legal succession

Definition of "legal succession"
  1. Transfer of rights and properties as prescribed by law, commonly seen in intestate successions where the inheritor is determined by legal stipulations
How to use "legal succession" in a sentence
  1. The mansion went into legal succession after the owner died without a will.
  2. After her only son declined the assets, the process of legal succession was initiated.
  3. Legal succession allowed the distant cousin to inherit the deceased's fortune.

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