When property or legal rights are passed to another after death. This term typically is used regarding state intestate succession laws which determine who inherits property of the estate of a person who dies without a valid will. passing of property or legal rights after death. Succession refers to the passing of real estate in this situation by will or inheritance (which is different than a gift or a grant.)
Law Dictionary – Alternative Legal Definition
In the civil law and in Louisiana. 1. The fact of the transmission of the rights, estate, obligations, and charges of a deceased person to his heir or heirs. “2. The right by which the heir can take possession of the decedent’s estate. The right of the heir to step into the place of the deceased, with respect to the possession, control, enjoyment, administration, and settlement of all the latter’s property, rights, obligations, charges, etc.” “3. The estate of a deceased person, comprising all kinds of property owned or claimed by him, as well as his debts and obligations, and considered as a legal entity (according to the notion of the Roman law) for certain purposes, such as collecting assets and paying debts. See Davenport v. Adler, 62 La. Ann. 263, 26 South. 836; Adams v. Aker-lund, 168 111. 632, 48 N. E 454; Quarles v. Clayton, 87 Tenn. 308, 10 S. W. 505, 3 L. R. A. 170; State v. Payne, 129 Mo. 468, 31 S. W. 797, 33 L. R. A. 576; Blake v. McCartney, 3 Fed. Cas. 596; In re Headen’s Estate, 52 Cal.