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n. the act of dividing up the assets of an estate or trust, or paying out profits or assets of a corporation or business according to the ownership percentages. (See: distribute)

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1 the apportioning of the estate of a deceased intestate among the persons entitled to share in it.
2 after a bankruptcy order has been made, the trustee, having gathered in the bankrupt's estate, must distribute the assets available for distribution in accordance with the prescribed order of payment. All debts proved in the bankruptcy in the same category of priority rank PARI PASSU. See also CORPORATION TAX.
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DISTRIBUTION. By this term is understood the division of an intestate's estate according to law.
     2. The English statute of 22 and 23 Car. II. c. 10, which was itself probably borrowed from the 118th Novel of Justinian, is the foundation of, perhaps, most acts of distribution in the several states. Vide 2 Kent, Com. 342, note; 8 Com. Dig. 522; 11 Vin. Ab. 189, 202; Com. Dig. Administration, H.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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