rule against perpetuities

rule against perpetuities
The rule which prohibits the creation of future interests or estates which by possibility may not become vested within a life or lives in being at the time of the testator's death or the effective date of the instrument creating the future interest, and twenty-one years thereafter, together with the period of gestation when the inclusion of the latter is necessary to cover cases of posthumous birth. 41 Am J1st Perp § 3.

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 1998.

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