fee tail

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fee tail

An estate of inheritance which is limited to one particular class of heirs of the person to whom it is granted.
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Il convient aussi de noter que dans le domaine funeraire, certaines obligations resultant de fideicommis ont ete acquittees car elles reposaient, non sur une sanction du droit, mais sur un engagement de nature morale et religieuse.
Tellegen, Le caractere hybride du fideicommis romain in Melanges F.