Testamentary disposition

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A testamentary disposition is any gift of any property by a testator under the terms of a will.


Types of testamentary dispositions include:

  • Gift (law), assets that have been legally transferred from one person to another
  • Legacy, testamentary gift of personal property, traditionally of money but may be real or personal property
  • Life estate, a concept used in common and statutory law to designate the ownership of land for the duration of a person's life
  • Demonstrative legacy, a gift of a specific sum of money with a direction that is to be paid out of a particular fund

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