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Unclaimed estates

Inheritance (estate) of a person deceased without heir or abandoned estate. To collect the properties, the State must ask for the sending of a writ of possession to the court of first instance.

Unsecured creditor

Common creditor not having any specific security. It is distinguished from preferential creditors.

Usufruct

Right of use and right to collect the benefits from the property on which said right is built. The usufructuary may not dispose the property (sell or give).