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universal successor n
in the civil law of Louisiana
: a successor (as an heir, universal legatee, or legatee under universal title) who succeeds to the rights and obligations of the ancestor in title, continues possession by the ancestor's title, and is responsible for the debts of the succession compare particular successor NOTE: Neither a usufructuary under universal title nor a universal usufructuary is a universal successor.
Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.