Legal Definition and Related Resources of Grandchildren

Meaning of Grandchildren

The word when used in a will has the primary meaning of descendants the second degree. Grandchild means the child of a son or daughter.

Grandchildren Alternative Definition

The children of one’s children. Sometimes these may claim bequests given in a will to children, though, in general, they can make no such claim. 6 Coke, 16. See “Child”; “Construction.”

Related Entries of Grandchildren in the Encyclopedia of Law Project

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Grandchildren in Historical Law

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Legal Abbreviations and Acronyms

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Bodily Heirs, Child, Children.


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This definition of Grandchildren is based on the The Cyclopedic Law Dictionary . This entry needs to be proofread.

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