In the civil law. A losing inheritance; an inheritance that was a charge, instead of a benefit Dig. 50, 16, 119. The term has also been applied to that species of property of a bankrupt which, so far from being valuable, would be a charge to the creditors; for example, a term of years where the rent would exceed the revenue. 7 East, 312; 3 Camp. 340; 1 Esp. N. P. 234; Provident I,. & Trust Co. v. Fidelity, etc., Co., 203 Pa. 82, 52 Atl. 34.