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IN BEING Definition & Legal Meaning

Definition & Citations:

In existence or life at a given moment of time, as, in the phrase “life orlives in being” in the rule against perpetuities. An unborn child may, in somecircumstances be considered as “in being.” Phillips v. Herron, 55 Ohio St. 47S. 45 N. E.720; Hone v. Van Schaick, 3 Barb. Ch. (N. Y.) 500.


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