boedelhouder, noun

Forms:
Also boedelhouer.
Origin:
Dutch, AfrikaansShow more Dutch, boedel estate + houder holder. (The modern Afrikaans form is boedelhouer.)
Law
see quotation 1960. See also community of property.
1833 Ordinance 105 in Stat. Law of Cape of G.H. (1862) 290The predeceasing spouse shall by will or other lawful instrument have appointed the tutor of his or her minor children and the administrator (boedelhouder) of the joint estate of such spouses during the minority of such children.
1934 C.P. Swart Supplement to Pettman. 16A boedelhouer is..executor, guardian and administrator of the joint estate during the minority of the children.
1960 J.J.L. Sisson S. Afr. Judicial Dict. 96A boedelhouder is the survivor of persons married in community of property, whom the first-dying has by last will appointed executor, guardian and administrator of the joint estate during the minority of the children. In this manner community of property continues between the survivor and the children until the majority of the children.
1977 Friend 2 June (Suppl.) 3aHow do you like the expressive term Boedelhouder — the survivor of persons married in community of property?
see quotation 1960.
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Hence boedelhouderschap /-skap/ noun [Dutch, -schap state of being, ‘-ship’], continued community of property between the survivor of a joint estate and any minor children.
1833 in Stat. Law of Cape of G.H. (1862) 293The administration by the survivor of two spouses during the minority of the children of the predeceased spouse (boedelhouderschap).
1960 J.J.L. Sisson S. Afr. Judicial Dict. 97The use of the word boedelhouder in a will was held not to imply boedelhouderschap in the technical sense.
1980 M.M. Corbett et al. Law of Succession 460Continued community of property (voortgezette gemeenschap, boedelhouderschap) may be established by antenuptial contract,..by mutual will or by the separate will of the first-dying...Division of the community between the surviving spouse and the children takes place when the youngest child reaches majority.

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