fee simple subject to condition subsequent

A defeasible fee created with language reserving the right of the grantor to reclaim ownership of the land upon the occurrence of a specified condition (e.g. "if X event occurs, grantor reserves the right to reenter and retake"); upon occurrence of the condition, the grantor may decide to retake ownership or not.

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  • Condition subsequent — refers to an event or state of affairs that brings an end to something else. A condition subsequent is often used in a legal context as a marker bringing an end to one s legal rights or duties. A condition subsequent may be either an event or a… …   Wikipedia

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  • fee simple determinable — noun A defeasible fee created with clear durational language expressing a condition (e.g. so long as , until , while ) which causes ownership of a property to revert to the grantor upon the occurrence of that condition. See Also: fee simple… …   Wiktionary

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  • fee — n [Middle English, fief, from Old French fé fief, ultimately from a Germanic word akin to Old High German fehu cattle] 1: an inheritable freehold estate in real property; esp: fee simple compare leasehold; life estate at estate …   Law dictionary

  • condition — con·di·tion 1 n 1: an uncertain future act or event whose occurrence or nonoccurrence determines the rights or obligations of a party under a legal instrument and esp. a contract; also: a clause in the instrument describing the act or event and… …   Law dictionary

  • defeasible fee — noun An estate in land that may be divested from its current owner upon the occurrence of an event set forth by the grantor in the grant. See Also: fee simple determinable, fee simple subject to condition subsequent, fee simple subject to… …   Wiktionary

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