right of election

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in probate law: the legal right of a surviving spouse to elect to take either what the deceased spouse gave under the will or the share of the estate as set forth by statute

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The Appellate Division held there was "no merit to this position" and that, absent an explicit agreement to the contrary, allowing "a shareholder who commences a judicial dissolution proceeding" to "continue to assert management rights with respect to the corporation s right of election .
74) To do this, the ethical leader will examine new developments in the comprehension of the dilemma posed by the right of election for African Diaspora.
Finland could proudly claim something like, "Finland, aspiring to independence from Russia, was the second nation to grant women right of election, after Australia.
Until further guidance is issued, the IRS will disregard the effect of the spousal right of election on a mast's qualification as a charitable remainder annuity trust or charitable remainder unitrust.
It was not until the pontificate of Nicholas II (1058-61) that the right of election was taken away once and for all from the clergy and laity of Rome.