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falcidian portion n
[from Falcidius, Roman tribune who proposed the law passed in 40 B.C. that established the portion]
: the one-fourth portion of a succession that may be retained by the instituted heir in civil law if more than three-fourths of the succession was bequeathed to other legatees compare legitime, marital portion NOTE: The Falcidian portion is expressly abolished in the Louisiana Civil Code.
Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.