Satisfaction by Legacy Law and Legal Definition

The general doctrine of satisfaction by legacy is that when one, being indebted to another, gives him by will a sum of money as great or greater than the debt, without saying anything about it, this shall nevertheless be a satisfaction of the debt. The exceptions to this rule are so numerous as practically to make the rule an exception to the exceptions. [Alerding v. Allison, 31 Ind. App. 397 (Ind. Ct. App. 1903)].