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 the civil law. To be divided. Familia herciscunda, an inheritance to be divided. Actio families herds-cundw, an action for dividing an inheritance. Erciscunda is more cemmonly used in the civil law. Dig. 10, 2; Inst 3, 28, 4; Id. 4, 6, 20.