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IMPROVIDENCE Definition & Legal Meaning

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as used in a statute excluding one found incompetent to executethe duties of an administrator by reason of improvidence, means that want of care andforesight in the management of property which would be likely to render the estate andeffects of the intestate unsafe, and liable to be lost or diminished in value, in case theadministration should be committed to the improvident person. Coope v. Lowerre, 1Barb. Ch. (N. Y.) 45.


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