widow's allowance


widow's allowance
An allowance made the widow of a decedent, under the laws of some states, for her maintenance and support. It is neither an interest in the estate nor something which goes to her by descent, but is a preferred claim against the estate and is a part of the expense of administration. Grover v Clover, 69 Colo 72, 169 P 578.

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 1998.

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