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I. Legal Notion of the Decedent
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Volume V: Succession | Chapter 1 (2018): The Decedent

Completed 31 December 1992

Marcello Maggiolo

A. The Concept of the Decedent

1. – Even a cursory review of legal succession systems inevitably leads to the conclusion that there is no legal “institution” which could be said to specifically befit the person of the decedent. The search for an institution with specific features of i…

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Marcello Maggiolo, “I. Legal Notion of the Decedent”, in: International Encyclopedia of Comparative Law Online, Edited by: U. Drobnig, R. David, H. H. Egawa, R. Graveson, V. Knapp, A. T. Von Mehren, Y. Noda, S. Rozmaryn, V. M. Tschchikvadze, H. Valladão, H. Yntema, K. Zweigert. Consulted online on 20 January 2022 <>
First published online: 2018

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