1. The transmission or redistribution of the property of a deceased estate on the death of its owner to the person or persons entitled, either by will or by operation of law. The law of succession is concerned with the legal consequences flowing from death on the deceased person’s property, both real and personal, whether the deceased died testate (having made a will) or intestate (not having made a valid will).
2. The rules and principles relating to wills and the procedures for redistribution of the deceased’s property. In English and Australian law, the property of a deceased person vests in the personal representative (executor or administrator) who administers the estate according to law and then distributes it to those entitled.
(Encyclopaedic Australian Legal Dictionary, 2016)
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