Definition of Fee-tail
1. Verb. Limit the inheritance of property to a specific class of heirs.
Lexicographical Neighbors of Fee-tail
Literary usage of Fee-tail
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Commentaries on the Laws of England by William Blackstone, William Carey Jones (1915)
"(iii) fee-tail and reversion.—Upon the construction of this act of ... And hence it is that Littleton tells us," that tenant in fee-tail is by virtue of the ..."
2. A Treatise on the American Law of Real Property by Emory Washburn (1864)
"North Carolina, tenant in fee tail is seised in fee-simple, and for a valuable consideration may convey it in fee. Code, 1854, c. 43, $ 1. ..."
3. The New International Encyclopædia edited by Daniel Coit Gilman, Harry Thurston Peck, Frank Moore Colby (1903)
"As a fee tail is an abbreviated fee—a less estate, that is to say, ... In most States it is provided that an attempt to create a fee tail shall result in a ..."
4. An Elementary Digest of the Law of Property in Land by Stephen Martin Leake (1874)
"FEE TAIL. § 1. The limitation of a fee tail in conveyances. § 2. The limitation of a fee tail in wills. § 1. THE LIMITATION OF A FEE TAIL IN CONVEYANCES Fee ..."
5. Littleton's Tenures in English by Thomas Littleton, Eugene Wambaugh (1903)
"FEE TAIL. § 13. Tenant in fee tail is by force of the statute of Westminster II.,1 cap, 1; for before the said statute, all inheritances were fee simple; ..."