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This unique book guides you to native pro excellence in using legal terms of Inheritance Law, enabling you to write and translate legal texts in this practice area in English.


Dictionaries tell you the equivalent of a legal term in another language, and this book tells you how native professionals use legal terms of Inheritance Law. So, by reading and regulary consulting this book, you can achieve native pro excellence in legal English.


This book guides you to native pro excellence in using 48 inheritance terms. Knowledge is presented in a clear-cut and user-friendly manner, by sentence patters and sample sentences, for example:


(1) person + inherit + property

for example: The heirs will inherit the estate in equal proportions.


(2) person + devise and bequeath + in instrument + property + to person

for example: The decedent devised and bequeathed in a valid will all of the assets of the decedent's estate to a person who is named in the will as the decedent's spouse.


(3) instrument + bequeath + property + to person

for example: The will bequeathed the shares of the Oil Company stock to the testator's children.


(4) person + bequest + property + to person

for example: Individuals may opt to bequest their estate to their heirs indirectly.


(5) person + have + share + in inheritance

for example: All sons should have a share in the inheritance.


(6) person + inherit + per stirpes

for example: The will must also indicate whether the issue is to inherit per stirpes or per capita by representation.


(7) person + die + without + devising + property

for example: If a person owning real estate dies seised, without devising the same, the estate shall descend to his descendants.


Just one reading and you already have a good understanding of how to use the particular term, serving as a model to create similar sentences. The book describes these terms by presenting such sentence patterns in adequate number to give a good understanding of term usage. It also describes the various stages of the intestate process, distribution of probate property, (etc.), so by reading this book, you can have inheritance law as one of your specialisations.


Specifically, it covers:

1 An overview

2 Key terms in action

3 Scope of inheritance

4 Distribution of probate property

4.1 The testamentary process

4.2 The intestate process

5 Negation

5.1No inheritance through voluntary action

5.2No inheritance through involuntary action

5.3No heir

5.4No inheritance

5.5No will


all terms in use in these parts of Inheritance Law.


Written by a legal terminologist and legal translator having completed a Yale law course, and proofread by an U.S. attorney (with a law degree from Yale), this book describes legal English in a detailed and comprehensive manner. By reading and consulting this book, you will be familiar with legal English, and you will have a good understanding of this area, thereby promoting your career in law and in legal translations.


The preface to the book was written by an Oxford Law Professor, who confirmed it being a "masterly work".


Useful for law students, to use it in tandem with their studies in law, to quickly learn how to use all legal terms of Inheritance Law, at the standard native professionals (UK and US judges, attorneys, etc) use these terms. Useful also for legal translators when they are to write legal texts in inheritance law. Useful also for law professors, as it provides inspirational content for use in classes. Useful also at university translation courses, in teaching students terminology of this practice area.


Collect all six terminology ebooks, and you can have a jump start in getting familiar with, and then become an expert in these practice areas, as areas of your specialisations.


Terminology of Inheritance Law in Use - A PDF ebook

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