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

    (Scotch) That portion of a decedent’s personalty which passes to the executor.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    In Scotch law. The movable estate of a person dying, which goes to his nearest of kin. So called as falling under the distribution of an executor. BeU. Exempla illustrant non restringnnt legem. Co. Litt. 240. Examples illustrate, but do not restrain, the law.