life estate pur autre vie
Definition of life estate pur autre vie
From life estate + French pour ("for"), autre ("another"), vie ("life").
life estate pur autre vie (plural life estates pur autre vie)
- (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.
Often written with the French portion italicized: life estate pur autre vie.
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