right of election

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Noun1.right of election - 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
legal right - a right based in law
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
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All this goes to show the necessity for restricting the right of election within very narrow limits, the necessity for a strong government, the necessity for a powerful religion which makes the rich man the friend of the poor, and enjoins upon the poor an absolute submission to their lot.
1999 -- An Amiri Decree was issued amending first article of the 1962 electoral law concerning election of members of the National Assembly, allowing Kuwaiti women to practice their political right of election and nomination for parliamentary seats.
Medani, May 5 (SUNA)- Vice - President of the Republic, Hassabo Mohamed Abdul-Rahman, said that the country witnessed lately a number of great victories, top of them was the exercising of the constitutional right of election, a matter which has silenced antagonists who thought that the Sudanese people will boycott the elections.
This is unacceptable that the Belgian government is depriving the Syrian expatriates of their right of election from among three presidential candidates," Bahar Kimiungur said.
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.
Most states have enacted legislation that replaces dower and curtesy with a "spousal right of election," which gives a surviving spouse a choice: Either accept the provisions of the decedent spouse's will, or ignore the will and elect instead to receive a "statutory elective share.
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.
To avoid this adverse result, the IRS issued a revenue procedure stating that CRTs created on or after June 28, 2005, will not be disqualified if the surviving spouse waives the right of election.
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.