The share or portion which a given heir receives on the legal distribution of an intestate estate, People v. Beckwith,10 N. Y. St. Itep. 97; Page v. Rives, 18 Fed. Cas. 992. Sometimes, by an extension ofmeaning, the share or portion assigned to a given person on the distribution of anyestate or fund, as, under an assignment for creditors or under insolvency proceedings.