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171. Bequest of thing described in general terms.- If there is a bequest of something described in general terms, the executor must purchase for the legatee what may reasonably be considered to answer the description.


(i) A bequeaths to B a pair of carriage-horses or a diamond ring. The executor must provide the legatee with such articles if the state of the assets will allow it.

(ii) A bequeaths to B "my pair of carriage-horses". A had no carriage-horses at the time of his death. The legacy fails.





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