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FALCIDIAN LAW Definition & Legal Meaning

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In Roman law. A law on the subject of testamentary disposition,enacted by the people in the year of Rome 714, on the proposition of the tribuneFalcidius. By this law, the testator’s right to burden his estate with legacies was subjectedto an important restriction. It prescribed that no one could bequeath more thanthree-fourths of his property in legacies, and that the heir should have at least onefourthof the estate, and that, should the testator violate this prescript, the heir mayhave the right to make a proportional deduction from each legatee, so far as necessary.Mackeld. Rom. Law,


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