legitime

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English[edit]

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Noun[edit]

legitime ‎(plural legitimes)

  1. (law) That portion of a parent's estate of which he cannot disinherit his children without a legal cause.
    • 1850, The Civil Law in Its Natural Order, volume 1, page 102:
      [] when there is no testament; but this is not to be understood of persons to whom a legitime, or child's part, is due by law.
    • 1892, Biographical and Historical Memoirs of Louisian, page 98:
      [] or of renouncing all testamentary advantage, and claiming his legitime only as secured to him by the law independent of the testament. But where the testator bequeaths to the forced heir nothing beyond his legitime, []
    • 2006, Jose C. Vitug, Property, ownership, and its modifications, pages 216 and 302:
      [W]here a compulsory heir and an heir not entitled to a legitime are institute to the entire state without designation of shares, the legitime should first be paid before the equal sharing is applied.
      []
      Article 983 does not modify the rules on legitimes, the legitimes of LCDs and the surviving spouse (SS) shall always be first satisfied in preference to the illegitimate children and descendants (ICDs).

Latin[edit]

Adverb[edit]

lēgitimē

  1. lawfully, legitimately, according to law

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Middle French[edit]

Adjective[edit]

legitime m, f ‎(plural legitimes)

  1. legitimate

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Adjective[edit]

legitime

  1. definite singular of legitim
  2. plural of legitim

Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Adjective[edit]

legitime

  1. definite singular of legitim
  2. plural of legitim

Spanish[edit]

Verb[edit]

legitime

  1. First-person singular (yo) present subjunctive form of legitimar.
  2. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present subjunctive form of legitimar.
  3. Formal second-person singular (usted) imperative form of legitimar.

Swedish[edit]

Adjective[edit]

legitime

  1. absolute definite natural masculine form of legitim.