Election Under The Will Definition and Legal Meaning

On this page, you'll find the legal definition and meaning of Election Under The Will, written in plain English, along with examples of how it is used.

What is Election Under The Will?

n. in those states which have statutes which give a widow a particular percentage of the late husband’s estate (such as dower), the surviving wife may elect to take that percentage instead of any lesser amount (or assets with unacceptable conditions such as an estate which will be cancelled if she remarries) left to her under his will.