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 precluded; -- called also {estate tail}. --Blackstone. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • estate tail — see estate 1 Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …   Law dictionary

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

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

  • estate tail — noun : an estate of inheritance held in fee tail …   Useful english dictionary

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

  • Estate Tail — ♦ An interest in land; can descend to bodily heirs only. (Hogue, Arthur R. Origins of the Common Law, 256) …   Medieval glossary

  • estate tail, quasi — When a tenant for life grants his estate to a man and his heirs, as these words, though apt and proper to create an estate tail, cannot do so, because the grantor, being only tenant for life, cannot grant in perpetuum, therefore they are said to… …   Black's law dictionary

  • estate tail, quasi — When a tenant for life grants his estate to a man and his heirs, as these words, though apt and proper to create an estate tail, cannot do so, because the grantor, being only tenant for life, cannot grant in perpetuum, therefore they are said to… …   Black's law dictionary

  • estate tail after possibility of issue extinct — See fee tail after possibility of issue extinct …   Ballentine's law dictionary

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

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