tenancy for life


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  • tenancy for life — See life estate; life tenant …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • tenancy — noun a) The occupancy of property etc, under a lease, or by paying rent. b) The period of occupancy by a tenant. See Also: co tenancy , fixed term tenancy, holdover tenancy, joint tenancy with right of survivorship, periodic tenancy, tenancy at… …   Wiktionary

  • life estate — noun An estate in land which is owned by a party only for the duration of the life of that party, and for which ownership will revert to another upon the death of that party. Syn: estate for life, life estate pur autre vie, life tenant, te …   Wiktionary

  • tenancy — ten·an·cy / te nən sē/ n pl cies 1: the holding of or a mode of holding an estate in property: a: a form of ownership of property: tenure b: the temporary possession or occupancy of property that belongs to another holdover tenancy …   Law dictionary

  • life tenant — n: a tenant having possession of property for the duration of his or her life: one having a life estate in property Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. life tenant …   Law dictionary

  • tenancy — A tenancy involves an interest in realty which passes to the tenant, and a possession exclusive even of that of landlord, except as lease permits landlord s entry, and saving his right to enter to demand rent or to make repairs. Layton v. A. I.… …   Black's law dictionary

  • For Better or For Worse characters — The characters in Lynn Johnston s cartoon strip For Better or For Worse have extensive back stories. The birthdates of the characters as shown below are the characters birthdates in current continuity, as shown on the strip s… …   Wikipedia

  • life — That state of animals, humans, and plants or of an organized being, in which its natural functions and motions are performed, or in which its organs are capable of performing their functions. The interval between birth and death. The sum of the… …   Black's law dictionary

  • Marital life estate — A marital life estate is, in the common law tradition of the U.S. and Great Britain, a life estate held by the spouse (husband or wife) or widowed spouse, for the duration of that spouse s life. Contents 1 Creation 2 Tax avoidance 3 See also …   Wikipedia

  • unimpeachable for waste — A phrase, such as without impeachment of waste, in an instrument which creates a tenancy, which legalizes or authorizes acts or conduct that would otherwise constitute waste on the part of the tenant. 56 Am J1st Waste § 7. The phrase without… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

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