Commentaries on American Law, Volumen4

Little, Brown,, 1866

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Página 414 - ... part of the personal estate ; and this law relative to descents and dower, shall remain in full force, until altered by the legislature of the district.
Página 226 - ... a contingent remainder in fee may be created on a prior remainder in fee, to take effect In the event that the persons to whom the first remainder is limited...
Página 229 - The present capacity of taking effect in possession, " if the possession were to become vacant, and not the certainty " that the possession will become vacant before the estate " limited in remainder determines, universally distinguishes "a vested remainder from one that is contingent.
Página 240 - It is a rule in law when the ancestor by any gift cr conveyance takes an estate of freehold, and in the same gift or conveyance an estate is limited, either mediately or immediately to his heirs in fee or in tail, that always in such cases 'the heirs' are words of limitation of the estate, and not words of purchase.
Página 310 - The absolute power of alienation shall not be suspended by any limitation or condition whatever, for a longer period than during the continuance of not more than two lives in being at the creation of the estate, except in the single case mentioned in the next section.
Página 237 - ... the persons who, on the termination of the life estate, shall be the heirs, or heirs of the body of such tenant for life, shall be entitled to take as purchasers, by virtue of the remainder so limited to them.
Página 343 - To receive the rents and profits of lands and apply them to the use of any person during the life of. such person or for any shorter term, subject to the rules prescribed in the first article of this title : 4.
Página 282 - Bench that *the rule of law is clear, "that, where one, by his words or conduct, wilfully causes another to believe the existence of a certain state of things, and induces him to act on that belief so as to alter his own previous position; the former is concluded from averring against the latter a different state of things as existing at the same time.
Página 99 - No lease or grant of agricultural land, for a longer period than twelve years, hereafter made, in which shall be reserved any rent or service of any kind, shall be valid.
Página 76 - It were good, therefore, that men, in their innovations, would follow the example of time itself, which indeed innovateth greatly, but quietly, and by degrees scarce to be perceived...

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