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A provision in a will under which the subject matter of a failed gift accrues or is added to some other gift that has an independent effect under the terms of the will. An example would be a legacy in a will of “£10,000 to such of my brothers as shall survive me and if more than one in equal shares”. If one brother predeceases the testator, his share will be added or accrue to the surviving brothers' shares. Compare substitutional legacy.

Subjects: Law.

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