Write briefly about the legal status of a dead man.

[Jurisprudence]
Dead men are no longer persons in the eye of law. They have laid down their legal personality with their lives, and are now as destitute of rights as of liabilities. They have n rights because they have no interests. They do not even remain the owners of their property until their successors enter upon their inheritance. However, there are three things, more especially, in respect of which the anxieties of living men extend beyond the period of their deaths, in such sort that the law will take notice of them. These are man’s body, his reputation and his estate.

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