What is SUCCESSIO?

Lat. In the civil law. A coming in place of another, on his decease; a coming into the estate which a deceased person had at the time of his death. This was either by virtue of an express appointment of the deceased person by his ivill, (ex testamento,) or by the general appointment of law in case of intcstacy, (ab intestato.) Inst 2, 9, 7; Ileinecc. Elern. lib. 2, tit 10.

More On This Topic



Link to This Definition
Did you find this definition of SUCCESSIO helpful? You can share it by copying the code below and adding it to your blog or web page.
Written and fact checked by The Law Dictionary