Definitions from Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition and Ballentine's Law Dictionary as are available for each term in each dictionary.
  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    In Scotch law. Children's part; a third part of the defunct's free movables, debts deducted, If the wlfe survive, and a half if there be no relict.

  • Ballentine's Law Dictionary

    (Scotch) A third of a decedent’s estate if there was a widow, half if not.