Partible inheritance is a general term applied to systems of inheritance in which property may be apportioned among heirs. "Heir" and "Heiress" redirect here For the men and women fragrances endorsed by Paris Hilton see Heiress (fragrance. "Heir" and "Heiress" redirect here For the men and women fragrances endorsed by Paris Hilton see Heiress (fragrance. It contrasts in particular with primogeniture, which requires that the whole inheritance passes to the eldest son, and with agnatic seniority where the succession passes to next senior male. Primogeniture is the Common law right of the Firstborn son to inherit the entire estate, to the exclusion of younger siblings Agnatic (or patrilineal descent is established by tracing descent exclusively through males from a founding male ancestor
Partible inheritance systems are therefore common ones to be found, in both Common Law and Napoleonic Code-based systems; in the latter case, there may be further requirement implying division according to a scheme, such as equal shares for legitimate children. Common law refers to law and the corresponding legal system developed through decisions of courts and similar tribunals rather than through legislative statutes or executive The Napoleonic Code, or Code Napoléon (originally called the Code civil des Français) is the French Civil code, established under
Partible inheritance has been common in clannish tribal societies, an example of this pattern is so-called Salic patrimony. A clan is a group of People united by Kinship and descent, which is defined by perceived descent from a common ancestor Salic Patrimony or inheritance or land property refers to Clannish possession of Real estate property particularly in Historically speaking, non-partible inheritance has been associated with monarchies, and the wish that landed estates be kept together as units. A monarchy is a Form of government in which supreme power is actually or nominally lodged in an individual who is the Head of state, often for life or For other uses see Estate. An estate comprises the houses and outbuildings and supporting farmland and woods that surround the gardens and grounds In the Middle Ages, the partible inheritance systems of (for example) the Carolingian Empire and Kievan Rus had the effect of dividing kingdoms into princely states; and are often thought responsible for their decline of power. Carolingian Empire is a historiographical term sometimes used to refer to the realm of the Franks under the Carolingian dynasty. Kievan Rus′ (Ки́евская Русь romanised: Kievskaya Rus', rusʲ also written as Kyivan Rus′ (Ки́ївська Русь or Kievan
Partible inheritance was the generally accepted form of inheritance adopted by New Englanders in the 1700's.