One of the long accepted differences between the common law and the civil law has been the freedom of testamentary disposition of the former as contrasted with the limitations of the latter. Thus, while the continental testator was limited in the amount of property that he could leave away from the members of his immediate family, the Englishman could cut them all off without a penny. In other common-law countries the same liberty was continued; but recent years have witnessed important departures.
RESTRICTED TESTATION IN NEW ZEALAND, AUSTRALIA AND CANADA,
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