DAMNOSA HAEREDITAS. A name given by Lord Kenyon to that species of property
of a bankrupt, which, so far from being valuable, would be a charge to the
creditors for example, a term of years, where the rent would exceed the
2. The assignees are not bound to take such property, but they must make their election, and, having once entered into possession, they cannot afterwards abandon the property. 7 East, R. 342; 3 Campb. 340.