legitim

[lej-i-tim]
noun Roman and Civil Law, Scots Law.
the part of an estate that children or other close relatives can claim against the decedent's testament.
Also, legitime [li-jit-uh-mee] .


Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English < Latin lēgitima (pars) the lawful (part), equivalent to lēgi- (stem of lēx law) + -tima, feminine of -timus adj. suffix

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