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

    The period during which an heir might decide to take or reject his inheritance.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    Lat. In the civil law. A cor-tain number of days allowed an heir to deliberate whether he would take the inheritance or not. Calvin.