tenant for life

tenant for life
See life tenant.

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 1998.

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  • tenant for life — a person entitled under a trust to the use of or income from property for the duration of his life. Collins dictionary of law. W. J. Stewart. 2001. tenant for life …   Law dictionary

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  • life tenant — n: a tenant having possession of property for the duration of his or her life: one having a life estate in property Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. life tenant …   Law dictionary

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  • tenancy for life — See life estate; life tenant …   Ballentine's law dictionary

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  • tenant — Synonyms and related words: abide, addressee, artist in residence, berth, board and roomer, boarder, bunk, cohabit, denizen, domicile, domiciliate, doss down, dwell, dweller, habitant, hang out, hirer, homesteader, house detective, incumbent,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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  • life estate — see estate 1 Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. life estate …   Law dictionary

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