What is PRSCIPUT CONVENTIONNEL?

In French law. Under the regime en eommun- aute, when that is of the conventional kind, if the surviving husband or wife is eutitleil to take any portion of the common property by a paramount title and before partition thereof, this right is called by the somewhat barbarous title of the conventional “pra;- ciput,” from “pree,” before, and “vapere,” to take. Brown.

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