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fee tail definition

  • noun:
    • An estate in land restricted in inheritance to a specific class of heirs.
    • (obsolete) An estate in land at common-law wherein the land is passed down, but can not be offered, developed by will, or otherwise alienated by the owner, but which passes by procedure of law to the owner's heirs upon their demise.
    • an estate of inheritance, restricted and restrained to some specific heirs.
    • a fee limited to a particular type of heirs; they are not free to sell it or provide away
    • An estate in land limited in inheritance to a specific class of heirs.
    • (obsolete) An estate in land at common law wherein the land is passed down, but could never be offered, devised by might, or elsewhere alienated by the owner, but which passes by procedure of legislation into the owner's heirs upon their death.
    • an estate of inheritance, limited and restrained to some certain heirs.
    • a fee restricted to a certain line of heirs; they are not able to sell it or give it away
    • An estate in land restricted in inheritance to a particular class of heirs.
    • (obsolete) An estate in land at common law wherein the land is passed down, but can not be sold, developed by will, or perhaps alienated by the owner, but which passes by operation of legislation on owner's heirs upon his demise.
    • an estate of inheritance, limited and restrained to some particular heirs.
    • a fee restricted to a specific line of heirs; they're not free to sell it or give it away
  • verb:
    • limit the inheritance of home to a certain class of heirs
    • reduce inheritance of property to a certain class of heirs
    • reduce inheritance of residential property to a particular course of heirs
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