RunSensible’s Legal Dictionary

Your Guide to Clear and Concise Legal Definitions

Legal Dictionary

absens haeres non erit

The Latin legal maxim “Absens haeres non erit” translates to “The absent one will not be the heir” in English. This principle is based on the idea that if a person is not present or missing during a will or inheritance, they will not be considered an heir. Inheritance laws generally require the presence or acknowledgment of the individual during relevant legal proceedings to ensure a fair and just distribution of assets.

This maxim highlights the importance of being present and actively participating in legal matters, especially those related to inheritance and succession. It suggests that those who are not present or accounted for at the time of the relevant legal processes may not have a claim to the inheritance.

Articles & News for Law Professionals

Go to Top