Fr. In international law. The draft of a proposed treaty or convention. Prolem ante matrimonium natam, ita ut post legitimam, lex civilis succedere facit in baereditate parentum; sed prolem, quam matrimonium non parit, succedere non sinit lex Anglornm. Fortesc. c. 39. The civil law permits the offspring born before marriage [provided such offspring be afterwards legitimized] to be the lieirs of their parents; but the law of the English does not suffer the offspring not produced by the marriage to succeed.