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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(20) Even if the fideicommis may not be considered to be precisely the same thing as a common law trust, the use of the designation of separate estate clearly located the will in English law.
Rouveyrol, L'affranchissement du servus communis par un socius investi d'un fideicommis de liberte, in Identites, marginalites ou solidarites: droits et histoire des personnes.
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.