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Virile Share

virile share n

[partial translation of French part (or portion ) virile equally alloted share (as in an intestate inheritance), from Latin pars virilis , literally, male's share]
in the civil law of Louisiana
: an amount for which a solidary obligor (as a partner) is liable: as
a : an amount due from the obligor under a solidary obligation (as a debt) arising from a contract or quasi contract that is equal to that of each other obligor unless there is an agreement or judgment to the contrary
b : an amount based on the proportionate fault of the obligor when the obligation arises from an offense (as in negligence) or quasi-offense called also virile portion



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