- (law) Common in Continental Law jurisdictions, a portion of property fixed by law, which a testator with issue is bound to bequeath to his children.
Where there is the law of legitim, and in the case where the testator has children, it is not lawful for a testator with issue to designate his spouse as sole heir while ignoring his children.
- “legitim” in The Bokmål Dictionary.
- “legitim” in The Nynorsk Dictionary.
Declension of legitim