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pur autre vie

Legal Definition of pur autre vie

See also

  1. [[life estate pur autre vie]

Definition of pur autre vie

Further reading

Meaning

The French translation of pur autre vie is "for another's life."

Property Law

In United States property law, pur autre vie is a phrase used to describe the duration of a property interest. While it is similar to a life estate, it differs in that a person's life interest will last for the life of another person instead of their own. For example, if Bob is given use of the family house for as long as his mother lives, he has possession of the house pur autre vie. Pur autre vie can occur when a contingent remainder is destroyed, in a Doctrine of Merger situation, where one person acquires the life estate of another and thereby destroys a remainder not already vested.

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