Formedon
Formedon For"me*don, n. [OF., fr. Latin. So called because the plaintiff claimed ``by the form of the gift,: L. per formam doni.] (O. Eng. Law) A writ of right for a tenant in tail in case of a discontinuance of the estate tail. This writ has been abolished. [1913 Webster]

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  • formedon — /formadon/ An ancient writ in English law which was available for one who had a right to lands or tenements by virtue of a gift in tail. It was in the nature of a writ of right, and was the highest action that a tenant in tail could have; for he… …   Black's law dictionary

  • formedon — /formadon/ An ancient writ in English law which was available for one who had a right to lands or tenements by virtue of a gift in tail. It was in the nature of a writ of right, and was the highest action that a tenant in tail could have; for he… …   Black's law dictionary

  • formedon — for·me·don …   English syllables

  • formedon — An ancient writ of right which lay to recover lands according to the form of a gift or grant in tail …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • formedon — ˈfȯrməˌdän noun ( s) Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo French, from Medieval Latin forma doni, literally, form of a gift : a former writ of right for recovering per formam doni entailed property under English law …   Useful english dictionary

  • formedon in the descender — /formadon in da dasendar/ A writ of formedon which lay where a gift was made in tail, and the tenant in tail aliened the lands or was disseised of them and died, for the heir in tail to recover them, against the actual tenant of the freehold. 3… …   Black's law dictionary

  • formedon in the remainder — /formadon in 5a rameyndar/ A writ of formedon which lay where a man gave lands to another for life or in tail, with remainder to a third person in tail or in fee, and he who had the particular estate died without issue inheritable, and a stranger …   Black's law dictionary

  • formedon in the reverter — /formadon in <3a ravartar/ A writ of formedon which lay where there was a gift in tail, and afterwards, by the death of the donee or his heirs without issue of his body, the reversion fell in upon the donor, his heirs or assigns. In such case …   Black's law dictionary

  • formedon in the descender — /formadon in da dasendar/ A writ of formedon which lay where a gift was made in tail, and the tenant in tail aliened the lands or was disseised of them and died, for the heir in tail to recover them, against the actual tenant of the freehold. 3… …   Black's law dictionary

  • formedon in the remainder — /formadon in 5a rameyndar/ A writ of formedon which lay where a man gave lands to another for life or in tail, with remainder to a third person in tail or in fee, and he who had the particular estate died without issue inheritable, and a stranger …   Black's law dictionary

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