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OVERREACHING CLAUSE Definition & Legal Meaning

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In a resettlement, a clause which saves the powers of sale and leasing annexed to the estate for life created by the original settlemeut, when it is desired to give the tenant for life the same estate and powers under the re- settlement. The clause is so called because it provides that the resettlement shall be overreached by the exercise of the old powers. If the resettlement were executed without a provision to this effect, the estate of the tenant for life and the annexed powers would be subject to any charges for portions, etc., created under the original settlement. 3 Dav. Conv. 4S9; Sweet


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