heirs at law


heirs at law
Essentially the same as the more simple term "heirs." Mullen v Reed, 64 Conn 240, 29 A 478. Sometimes construed as words of purchase. 28 Am J2d Est § 118. Designation of beneficiaries of contract or certificate issued by a mutual benefit society:-those persons who under the statutes of distribution would be entitled to the personal estate in the event of the member's intestacy. 36 Am J2d Frat O § 154. Sufficient designation of beneficiaries of a trust. 54 Am J1st Trusts § 140. Used in a will, the term "heirs at law" indicates those persons on whom the law casts the descent of real estate or admits to participation in the distribution of personal property, except as a contrary intention may be exhibited in the context of the instrument considered in its entirety. 57 Am J1st Wills § 1371.

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 1998.

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