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 rule of descent peculiar to York whereby the estate of an intestate was divided in thirds between the widow, the children and the administrator. See 2 Bl. Comm. 518.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    A custom of the province of York in England, by which the effects of an intestate, after payment of his debts, are in general divided according to the ancient universal doctrine of the pars rationabilis; that is, one-third each to the widow, children, and administrator. 2 Bl. Corain. 518.