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life estate pur autre vie

Legal Definition of life estate pur autre vie

See also

  1. pur autre vie
  2. life estate

Definition of life estate pur autre vie

Etymology

    From life estate + French pour ("for"), autre ("another"), vie ("life").

Noun

life estate pur autre vie (plural life estates pur autre vie)

  1. (law) An estate in land which is given by a grantor to a party only for the duration of the life of a third party, and for which ownership will revert to another upon the death of that third party.

    Example: Joe gives property "to Mike for the life of Bob"; Joe has created a life estate pur autre vie for Mike, but when Bob dies, the property automatically reverts to Joe.

Usage notes

Often written with the French portion italicized: life estate pur autre vie.

References:

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