Void Legacy Law and Legal Definition

Void legacy is a legacy that never has any legal existence. Void legacy is a subject matter of such a legacy that is treated as a part of the estate. It also passes under the residuary clause of a will. However, it is governed under the rules for intestate succession. A void legacy is one incapable from the beginning of taking effect, as, for instance, a bequest to a corporation that does not exist or to a person then deceased.[ Todd v. Gambrill, 15 Del. Ch. 342 (Del. Ch. 1927)].