decedent's estate

decedent's estate
Property, both real and personal, which person possesses at the time of his death, and title to it descends immediately to his heirs upon his death subject to the control of the probate court for the purposes of paying debts and claims and after distribution the estate ceases to exist. Mathey v. Mathey, 109 Mont. 467, 98 P.2d 373, 375

Black's law dictionary. . 1990.

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  • assets of a decedent's estate — Property subject to the payment of the debts of the decedent, including real and personal, corporeal and incorporeal, property, but not homestead and other exemptions. 31 Am J2d Ex & Ad § 193. The term has also been defined as being whatever… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

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