What is ESTATE BY THE CURTESY?

Tenant by the curtesy of England is where a lnausurvives a wife who was seised in fee-simple or fee-tail of lands or tenements, and liashad issue male or female by her born alive and capable of inheriting the wife’s estate asheir to her; in which case he will, on the decease of his wife, hold the estate during hislife as tenant by the curtesy of England. 2 Crabb, Real Prop.

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