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RULES DESCENT [1 record]

Record 1 2012-12-10


Subject field(s)
  • Law of Estates (common law)

Descent according to the common law meant either literally the common law, or (more usually) the common law as altered by the Inheritance Act, 1833, s. 2. The rules regulating this kind of descent were called the canons of descent... (Jowitt's, 2nd ed., 1977, p. 599)


canons of descent; canons of inheritance; rules of descent: terms usually used in the plural.

Key term(s)
  • canon of descent
  • canon of inheritance
  • rule of descent


  • Droit successoral (common law)

règles de succession héréditaire; règles de transmission héréditaire : termes normalisés par le Comité de normalisation dans le cadre du Programme national de l'administration de la justice dans les deux langues officielles (PAJLO).


règles de succession héréditaire; règles de transmission héréditaire : termes habituellement utilisés au pluriel.

Key term(s)
  • règle de succession héréditaire
  • règle de transmission héréditaire


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