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CESTUI QUE VIE Definition & Legal Meaning

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He whose life is the measure of the duration of an estate. 1 Washb. Real Prop. 88. The person for whose life any lands, tenements, or hereditaments are held. Cestuy que doit inheritor al pcre doit inheriter al fils. He who would have been heir to the father of the deceased shall also be heir of the son. Fitzh. Abr. “Descent,” 2; 2 Bl. Comm. 239, 250. CF. An abbreviated form of the Latin word confer, meaning “compare.” Directs the reader’s attention to another part of the work, to another volume, case, etc., where contrasted, analogous, or explanatory views or statements may be found. CH. This abbreviation most commonly stands for “chapter,” or “chancellor,” but it may also mean “chancery,” or “chief.” CHACE. L. Fr. A chase or hunting ground. CHACEA. In old English law. A station of game, more extended than a park, and less than a forest; also the liberty of chasing or hunting within a certain district; also the way through which cattle are driven to pasture, otherwise called a “drove- way.” Blount Chacea est ad communem legem. A chase is by common law. Reg. Brev. 806.


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