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 is 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.
Charlotte Carew Pole, the head of the group, told The Times, "It is 100 years since women got the vote and it is outrageous that women still don't have the right of election to our upper house.
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.
Enomoto and Kramer (2007) state that "the process of re-discernment involves discovering energy for the challenge at hand through heightened understanding of the complexity, tension, consequences, and the likely possibilities of any given action." (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.
The New York State Right of Election Law appears in article 5 of the Estates, Powers, and Trusts Laws (EPTL), "Rights of Surviving Spouse." The minimum spousal right of election is one-third of the net estate.
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.