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)].