EN VENTRE SA MERE

EN VENTRE SA MERE

en ventre sa mere (oni voin-tr[schwa] sa mair). [Law French ¡°in utero¡±] (Of a fetus) in the mother’s womb (child en ventre sa mere). ? This phrase refers to an unborn child, usu. in the context of a discussion of that child’s rights. If the child is en ventre sa mere at the time of a decedent’s death and is subsequently born alive, the child is treated as having been in existence at the time of the decedent’s death for purposes of inheritance. ¡ª Also spelled in ventre sa mere. See VENTER.

¡°An infant in ventre sa mere, or in the mother’s womb, is supposed in law to be born for many purposes.¡± 1 William Blackstone, Commentaries on the Laws of England 126 (1765).


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