marital portion. 1.Civil law. The portion of a deceased spouse’s estate to which the surviving spouse is entitled. 2.Louisiana law. The portion of a deceased spouse’s estate to which the surviving spouse is entitled if the spouse died “rich in comparison with the surviving spouse.” La. Civ. Code art. 2432. [Cases: Descent and Distribution 52(1). C.J.S. Descent and Distribution §§ 60–62, 64.]

[Blacks Law 8th]