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Summary Distribution

summary distribution n

: an abridged form of administration allowing distribution of an estate after the filing of an inventory showing assets sufficient only to pay superior claims (as to family members claiming statutory shares) compare collection by affidavit



Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.