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" For though, as there are no words of inheritance, or heirs, mentioned in the grant, it cannot be construed to be a fee, it shall however be construed to be as large an estate as the words of the donation will bear, and therefore an estate for life. "
Commentaries on the Laws of England,: In Four Books - Page 117
by William Blackstone - 1794
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Readings on the History and System of the Common Law

Roscoe Pound - Common law - 1913 - 660 pages
...words before mentioned, but also by a general grant, without defining or limiting any specific estate. As, if one grants to AB the manor of Dale, this makes him tenant for life. For though, as there are no words of inheritance or heirs mentioned in the grant, it cannot be construed...
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Ruling Case Law: As Developed and Established by the Decisions ..., Volume 16

William Mark McKinney, Burdett Alberto Rich - Law - 1917 - 1286 pages
...expressions before mentioned, but also by a general grant, without defining or limiting any specific estate, as if one grants to AB the manor of Dale. This makes him tenant for life." In the former case where the estate is created by a demise or lease with reservation of rent the technical...
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Burge's Commentaries on Colonial and Foreign Laws ..., Volume 4, Issue 1

William Burge - Colonies - 1914 - 1174 pages
...before mentioned, but also by a general grant without denning or limiting any specific estate ; and if one grants to AB the manor of Dale, this makes him tenant for life (<•). Such a grant at large, or a grant for term of life generally, is construed to be an estate...
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A New Law Dictionary: Intended for General Use, as Well as for Gentlemen of ...

Richard Burn - Law - 2004 - 904 pages
...limiting any fpecific eftate. As if one grants to A, the manor of Dale, this makes him tenant for life. For though, as there are no words of inheritance,...the grant, it cannot be conftrued to be a fee; it fhall however be conftrued to be as large an eftate, as the words of the donation will bear, and therefore...
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