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If a Will states that a sum will be left to someone as a legacy

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If a Will states that a sum will be left to someone as a legacy absolutely, what does the absolutely mean in this context?

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The American condition is more or less correct- if someone is left a sum of money "absolutely" it means that they are entitled to receive the sum as soon as the Estate is administered and is not conditional on them say reaching a certain age (eg upon reaching 18 or 21 years of age).

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