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ESTATE IN FEE-TAIL Definition & Legal Meaning

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generally termed an “estate tail.” An estate of inheritancewhich a man has, to hold to him and the heirs of his body, or to him and particularheirs of his body. 1 Steph. Comm. 228. An estate of inheritance by force of the statuteDo Donis, limited and restrained to some particular heirs of the donee, in exclusion ofothers. 2 Crabb, Real Prop. pp. 22. 23,


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