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Marital Portion

marital portion n

in the civil law of Louisiana
: a one-fourth portion that a surviving spouse is entitled to claim from the estate of a spouse who has died rich in comparison to the surviving spouse compare disposable portion, falcidian portion, legitime

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