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LIFE ESTATE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does life estate mean? 

LIFE ESTATE (noun)
  The noun LIFE ESTATE has 1 sense:

1. (law) an estate whose duration is limited to the life of the person holding it

  Familiarity information: LIFE ESTATE used as a noun is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


LIFE ESTATE (noun)


Sense 1life estate [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(law) an estate whose duration is limited to the life of the person holding it

Classified under:

Nouns denoting possession and transfer of possession

Synonyms:

estate for life; life estate

Hypernyms ("life estate" is a kind of...):

estate (everything you own; all of your assets (whether real property or personal property) and liabilities)

Domain category:

jurisprudence; law (the collection of rules imposed by authority)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "life estate"):

dower (a life estate to which a wife is entitled on the death of her husband)


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