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Law: Customary: Indonesia
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The main features of adat inheritance law

In Indonesian customary law (commonly called adat ), the law of inheritance is comprised of rules governing the process of transfer and retention of family property, both material (such as land property, money, house) and immaterial (involving any legal rights and responsibilities of the deceased when alive, such as debts, mortgage, the right of land control, and…

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Lukito, Ranto, “Law: Customary: Indonesia”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 06 December 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0109e>
First published online: 2009

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