Definition of law of succession in English:

law of succession

Syllabification: law of suc·ces·sion


  • 1The law regulating the inheritance of property.
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    • This, in my view, would be a distortion of the principles underlying customary law of succession and inheritance.
    • There are all sorts of areas of law where even the common law of bankruptcy has private international law aspects, as does the common law of succession.
    • It caused untold hardship in terms of the laws of succession for blacks and even provided for the separation of the administration of white and black intestate estates.
  • 1.1The law regulating the appointment of a new monarch or head of state.
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    • The exception is royalty, where, by the laws of succession, a high position is inevitable.
    • So, she will be his wife under common law, but not the Queen under the law of succession.
    • Male primogeniture governed most property arrangements as well as the laws of succession to the crown.

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