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ENABLING POWER Definition & Legal Meaning

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When the donor of a power, who is the owner of the estate,confers upon persons not seised of the fee the right of creating interests to take effectout of it, which could not be done by the donee of the power unless by such authority,this is called an “enabling power.” 2 Bouv. Inst. no. 1928.


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