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Wednesday, 16 December 1914

Senator KEATING (Tasmania) . - This is the first time I have seen the phrase used in our Statutes, but I take it 'that a " voluntary debt" means a debt not recoverable at law, but for which the testator recognises his responsibility. A man may owe a sum which, owing to the Statute of Limitations, is not recoverable, but when making his will he may recognise his liability for it, and leave the amount to his creditor, who could not have recovered it in a Court of law.

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