INHERITANCE AND SUCCESSION- DIFFERENCE

Inheritance:—

 Inheritance is in some sort a legal and fictitious continuation of the personality of the dead man, for the representation is in some sort identified by the law with him who he represents. The rights which the dead man can no longer own or exercise in propria persona and the obligations which he can no longer in propria persona fulfil, he owns, exercises and fulfils in the person of a living substitute. To this extent and in this fiction, it may be said that legal personality of a man survives his natural personality; until his obligations being duly performed and his property duly disposed of, his representation among the living is no longer called for, Chiranjilal Shrilal Goenka v. Jasjit Singh(1993) 2 SCC 507. A perpetual or continuing right to an estate, invested in a person and his heirs. The ‘canons of inheritance’ are the rules directing the descent of real property throughout the lineal and collateral consanguinity of the owner dying intestate, who is technically called the purchaser. 

Succession :-

The power or right of coming to the inheritances of ancestors. The word “succession” in relation to property and rights and interests in property generally implies “passing of an interest from one person to another”, Sambudamurthi Mudaliar v. State of Madras(1970) 1 SCC 4. The word “succession” in relation to property and rights and interests in property generally implies “passing of an interest from one person to another”, Sambudamurthi Mudaliar v. State of Madras(1970) 1 SCC 4.

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