Jus Relictae Law and Legal Definition
Jus relictae is the right of a widow in the personal property which belonged to her deceased husband.
The following is an example of a case law on jus relictae:
An inchoate right of a widow to inherit one-third of the decedent husband’s personal property is otherwise known under Scottish law as jus relictae, [Glen v. Commissioner, 45 T.C. 323, 350 (T.C. 1966)].
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