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VII. The Legality of the Substance of a Will
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Volume V: Succession | Chapter 4 (2018): Substantive Validity of Wills

Completed December 2013

Bernard Dutoit

A. Offense against Morality Or Public Morals

55. Nullity of testamentary clauses either immoral or contrary to public morals. – That principle is often stated in laws on succession1 or derives implicitly from general provisions on the validity of legal acts.2 Nullity of such clauses, conditions or obligations should entail nullity of the whole will only if…

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Bernard Dutoit, “VII. The Legality of the Substance of a Will”, 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 05 December 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2589-4021_IECO_COM_050407>
First published online: 2018



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