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mobilia sequuntur personam


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  • Common law doctrine holding that personal property held by a person is governed by the same law that governs that person, so that if a person who is legally domiciled in one jurisdiction dies with property in a second jurisdiction, that property is legally treated as though it were in the first jurisdiction.


Latin mōbilia ("chattels") + sequuntur ("they follow") + persōnam ("person") = “chattels follow the person”. (Wiktionary)


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