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1 in the civil law of Louisiana
a : encompassing or burdening all of one's property esp. causa mortis [granted him a usufruct] see also universal legacy at legacy compare universal title at title
b : of or relating to a universal conveyance or a conveyance under a universal title [a donee] see also universal successor
2 : not confined by limitations or exceptions
: general in application
Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.