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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Like the fee tail, birthright citizenship is automatically transmitted in perpetuity to its recipients.
B, the nature of the fight being conveyed in the fee tail context is very different from birthright citizenship.
We are now in a position to understand how this vouchee could be employed in common recovery to circumvent an entail: a tenant in fee tail would privately agree a price with a purchaser who would then sue him for ownership; thereupon, the tenant would vouch to warranty a third party whose interest in the estate was purely fictional, and who, after acknowledging his obligation in court would request an adjournment and disappear from view.