springing uses

springing uses
Estates in futuro, known as executory interests, created by conveyances to uses, recognized in equity and validated by the Statute of Uses, but invalid under the early common law as in contravention of the rigid rules against a limitation of a fee on a fee or the taking effect of a future estate by the cutting short of a prior estate. 28 Am J2d Est § 333.

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