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Law of The Visigoths:
Succession to Inheritance, c. 475

Concerning successions:

C.l. (Antiqua). Let sisters succeed equally with brothers to the inheritance of the parents. If a father or mother die intestate, let the sisters with the brothers succeed to the inheritance of each parent In equa division without any oblection.

C.2. (Antiqua). The children are first in the succession of an inheritance. In the inheritance of him who dies intestate the children are first: if there are no children, the inheritance goes to the grandchildren; if there are no grandchildren, the great-grandchildren are called to the inheritance; but if he who dies leave neither children, grandchildren, father, nor mother, then the grandfather or grandmother will establish the inheritance for themselves.


Monumenta Germaniae Historiae, Legum, Karl Zeumer, ed., (Hanover and Leipzig, 1902), Sectio I, Tome I, p. 174; reprinted in Roy C. Cave & Herbert H. Coulson, A Source Book for Medieval Economic History, (Milwaukee: The Bruce Publishing Co., 1936; reprint ed., New York: Biblo & Tannen, 1965), p. 335.

Scanned by Jerome S. Arkenberg, Cal. State Fullerton. The text has been modernized by Prof. Arkenberg.

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