contingent remainder

contingent remainder
An estate in remainder under a limitation which is uncertain as to the person who is to take or as to the event upon which the preceding estate is to terminate, so that the preceding estate may terminate and yet the remainder never take effect. Re Youngs Will, 248 Iowa 309, 79 NW2d 376. A contingent remainder is only the possibility or prospect of an estate, which exists when what would otherwise be a vested remainder is subject to a condition precedent, or is created in favor of an uncertain person or persons. Sands v Fly, 200 Penn 414, 292 SW2d 706, 57 ALR2d 188. See remainders on a contingency with a double aspect.

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