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JUS ACCRESCENDI Definition & Legal Meaning

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The right of survivorship. The right of the survivor or survivors of two or more joint tenants to the tenancy or estate, upon the death of one or more of the joint tenants. Jus accrescendi inter mcrcatores, pro beneficio commercii, locum non babet. The right of survivorship has no place between merchants, for the benefit of commerce. Co. Litt. 182a; 2 Story, Eq. Jur.


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