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Darwin-L Message Log 5:95 (January 1994)

Academic Discussion on the History and Theory of the Historical Sciences

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<5:95>From junger@samsara.law.cwru.edu  Tue Jan 18 10:13:09 1994

Date: Tue, 18 Jan 94 11:13:09 EDT
From: junger@samsara.law.cwru.edu (Peter D. Junger)
To: darwin-l@ukanaix.cc.ukans.edu
Subject: Re: Inheritance

In message <B7C493705C2@goodall.uncg.edu> Julian Lombardi
(lombardi@iris.uncg.edu) writes:

>Does the term 'inheritance' have universal meaning when applied across the
>various historical sciences. Would anyone care to provide a working
>definition?

I don't think that it does.  To those of us who study the Common Law
"inheritance" means acquiring real property (but not goods or chattels
or other personal property) from a decedent as an heir rather than as
a devisee under a will or by purchase (which doesn't mean what you
think it does).

I doubt that any other historical science could make use of this definition.

Ciao,

--Peter

Peter D. Junger

Case Western Reserve University Law School, Cleveland, OH
Internet:  JUNGER@SAMSARA.LAW.CWRU.Edu -- Bitnet:  JUNGER@CWRU

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