La palabra del día: Acervo hereditario

Masculine noun. In Legal Spanish the acervo are all assets that belonged to a deceased person, and that must be presented before the judge who intervenes in the probate trial. It also called acervo hereditario or sucesorio. E.g.: Si usted no tiene cónyuge o hijos, sus familiares directos recibirán sus bienes y si no tiene familiares, el estado absorberá todo su acervo hereditario: If you have neither, your closest relatives will be the recipients, and if you have no relatives, your entire estate will be absorbed by the state. dc