Estate in tail
Tail Tail, n. [F. taille a cutting. See {Entail}, {Tally}.] (Law) Limitation; abridgment. --Burrill. [1913 Webster]

{Estate in tail}, a limited, abridged, or reduced fee; an estate limited to certain heirs, and from which the other heirs are precluded; -- called also {estate tail}. --Blackstone. [1913 Webster]


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  • estate in tail — >> fee tail. Webster s New World Law Dictionary. Susan Ellis Wild. 2000 …   Law dictionary

  • estate in tail — An estate of inheritance, which, instead of descending to heirs generally, goes to the heirs of the donee s body, which means his lawful issue, his children, and through them to his grandchildren in a direct line, so long as his posterity endures …   Black's law dictionary

  • tail, estate in — n. Inheritance that must be passed on to the recipient’s children and grandchildren in a direct line. See also fee tail The Essential Law Dictionary. Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. Amy Hackney Blackwell. 2008. tail, estate in …   Law dictionary

  • Estate in land — An estate in land is an interest in real property that is or may become possessory.This should be distinguished from an estate as used in reference to an area of land, and estate as used to refer to property in general.In property law, the rights …   Wikipedia

  • estate in fee-tail — See tail, estate in …   Black's law dictionary

  • estate in fee-tail — See tail, estate in …   Black's law dictionary

  • tail, estate in — An estate of inheritance, which, instead of descending to heirs generally, goes to the heirs of the donee s body, which means his lawful issue, his children, and through them to his grandchildren in a direct line, so long as his posterity endures …   Black's law dictionary

  • estate in fee tail — See fee tail …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • heir in tail — noun (plural heirs in tail) : one who expects to become or becomes a tenant in possession of a fee tail estate in land upon the death of a tenant of the estate under special rules of common law or statute governing succession to such an estate as …   Useful english dictionary

  • estate tail — Tail Tail, n. [F. taille a cutting. See {Entail}, {Tally}.] (Law) Limitation; abridgment. Burrill. [1913 Webster] {Estate in tail}, a limited, abridged, or reduced fee; an estate limited to certain heirs, and from which the other heirs are… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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