Definition of Estate for life

1. Noun. (law) an estate whose duration is limited to the life of the person holding it.

Exact synonyms: Life Estate
Category relationships: Jurisprudence, Law
Generic synonyms: Estate
Specialized synonyms: Dower

Definition of Estate for life

1. Noun. (legal) A life estate. ¹

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estate for life (current term)
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Literary usage of Estate for life

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Commentaries on the Laws of England: In Four Books by William Blackstone, George Sharswood, Barron Field (1908)
"(0' *The incidents to an estate for life are principally the following; ... Pfoutz, 1 It is tc. be observed that an estate for life may also be determined ..."

2. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the High Court of Chancery: During by Great Britain Court of Chancery, Edward Thurlow Thurlow, Alexander Wedderburn Rosslyn, Jonathan Cogswell Perkins (1845)
"Implication of an estate for life from a devise after the death of a person to one of two co-heirs of devisor, [p. 614.] Implication, to disinherit an heir ..."

3. A Treatise on the American Law of Landlord and Tenant by John Neilson Taylor (1887)
"More important distinctions are, that an estate for life cannot be made to ... An estate for life may be created either by express limitation or by a grant ..."

4. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Court of King's Bench: With by Great Britain Court of King's Bench, George Mifflin Wharton (1845)
"... for such an estate cannot merge an estate for life, but is in itself ... with remainder to herself of an estate for life without impeachment of waste ..."

5. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1912)
"But where there is an express and Inconsistent estate for life given, ... for the express estate for life negatives the intention to give the absolute ..."

6. A Digest of the Laws of England Respecting Real Property by William Cruise, Henry Hopley White (1835)
"But is in fact only an estate for life. I Inst. 27. b. II Rep. 80. b. This tenant has the property of the timber. 4 Rep. 63. a. 1 Roll. Rep. 184. 11 Rep. ..."

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