Legacy (Vermächtnis)

A legacy (Vermächtnis) is a gift of property by Will or testament to a person without the intention to name such person an heir (Erbe) See § 1939 BGB. The legatee (Vermächtnisnehmer) must claim fulfillment of the legacy from the heir or, if there is an executor with the power to fulfill a legacy, from the executor. 


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