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accrual, noun

Law. In full accrual system: the system which applies to a marriage out of community of property in terms of an antenuptial contract, by which (at the dissolution of that marriage) the spouse whose estate shows no financial growth, or less than that of the estate of the other spouse, may claim half of the difference between the accrued values of the respective properties from that spouse.
Note:
The system was introduced in terms of the Matrimonial Property Act of 1984.
1984 Act 88 in Govt Gaz. Vol.229 No.9322, 3At the dissolution of a marriage subject to the accrual system,..the spouse whose estate shows no accrual or a smaller accrual than the estate of the other spouse,..acquires a claim against the other spouse or his estate for an amount equal to half of the difference between the accrual of the respective estates of the spouses.
1986 Reader’s Digest Family Guide to Law 252Spouses in a marriage out of community of property, that was entered into before the coming into operation of the Matrimonial Property Act of 1984, are able to have their marriage governed by the accrual system without having to apply to court. All they need do is have a contract drawn up by a notary, in which they agree that the accrual system shall apply to their marriage.
the system which applies to a marriage out of community of property in terms of an antenuptial contract, by which (at the dissolution of that marriage) the spouse whose estate shows no financial growth, or less than that of the estate of the other spouse, may claim half of the difference between the accrued values of the respective properties from that spouse.

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