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Again, in settling the estate of the deceased person, personal property is always to be used first to pay the decedent's debts.Commercial Law|Samuel Williston, Richard D. Currier, and Richard W. Hill
The decedent left a son, but he was of another gens and consequently incapable of succeeding.
The phrators of the decedent in a body were the mourners, and the members of the opposite phratry conducted the ceremonies.
Each party claimed a right to inherit the lands of the decedent, according to the laws.
Outside of this little group of States, the decedent may be tucked away informally underground and no one be the wiser for it.