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sans prendre qualité

English translation: without declaring acceptance of the estate

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French term or phrase:sans prendre qualité [d'héritier]
English translation:without declaring acceptance of the estate
Entered by: Tamara Salvio
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10:49 Jul 27, 2005
French to English translations [PRO]
Law/Patents - Law (general) / wills
French term or phrase: sans prendre qualité
In an acte de notoriété: "Les ayants droits affirment dans les termes de l'article 730-1 alinéa 4 du Code Civil et sans prendre qualité, en application de l'article 730-2 du même Code, qu'ils ont seuls vocation à recueillir la totalité de la succession du défunt...".

According to Eurodic and GDT, prendre qualité refers to the renunciation or acceptance by an heir of an estate under beneficiorum inventorii, i.e. where debts are limited to the amount of net assets actually received. However, I'm not certain whether in this context all that is packed into three words in French. Article 730-2 seems to suggest, if I understand it correctly, that the declaration that the persons are the rightful heirs does not on its own imply acceptance of the estate.

I've tentatively translated as follows:

"The claimants declare under the terms of Article 730-1, paragraph 4 of the Civil Code, and without exercising acceptance of the estate, pursuant to Article 730-2 of the same Code, that they alone are entitled to receive the entirety of the deceased's estate...".

As this is complex, I'd really appreciate some confirmation that I'm on track--or correction if appropriate! Any guidance much appreciated.
Sarah Walls
Australia
Local time: 04:52
without declaring acceptance
Explanation:
You are definitely on track! This website backs up your reasoning as to the meaning of 'prendre qualite'('d'heritier' in this context)

accepter ou renoncer à une succession
... il veillera toutefois à ne pas prendre qualité d'héritier pur et simple, en émettant toutes réserves quant à son acceptation future éventuelle. ...
membres.lycos.fr/.../les-d-marches/ la-succession/accepter-ou-renoncer---une-succession.htm

google reference to the use of 'declare acceptance' in the context of an inheritance or estate:

... Creditors' citation of heirs to declare acceptance or renunciation ...
www.la-notary.com/civil/civil3_1_2.html - 52k

'exercise acceptance' may work too if it's common legal jargon
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Tamara Salvio
United States
Local time: 11:52
Grading comment
Thanks very much for your help.
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sans prendre qualit�
without declaring acceptance


Explanation:
You are definitely on track! This website backs up your reasoning as to the meaning of 'prendre qualite'('d'heritier' in this context)

accepter ou renoncer à une succession
... il veillera toutefois à ne pas prendre qualité d'héritier pur et simple, en émettant toutes réserves quant à son acceptation future éventuelle. ...
membres.lycos.fr/.../les-d-marches/ la-succession/accepter-ou-renoncer---une-succession.htm

google reference to the use of 'declare acceptance' in the context of an inheritance or estate:

... Creditors' citation of heirs to declare acceptance or renunciation ...
www.la-notary.com/civil/civil3_1_2.html - 52k

'exercise acceptance' may work too if it's common legal jargon

Tamara Salvio
United States
Local time: 11:52
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
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