slayer statute

Definition of "slayer statute"
  1. A law preventing a person who purposely caused someone's death from inheriting their assets
How to use "slayer statute" in a sentence
  1. Under the slayer statute, he was prevented from receiving his victim's wealth.
  2. Because of her crime, the slayer statute halted her from inheriting her deceased husband's estate.
  3. The slayer statute was used to keep the murderer from profiting from his crime by inheriting the victim's property.

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