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 fourth of a succession which the testamentary heir was authorized to retain if the legacies absorbed more than three-fourths of it. See Civ. Code La. 1900.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    That portion of a testator's estate which, by the Falcldian law, was required to be left to the heir, amounting to at least one-fourth.