Definitions from Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition and Ballentine's Law Dictionary as are available for each term in each dictionary.
  • Ballentine's Law Dictionary

    One which the heirs may inherit.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    A species of freehold estate in lands, otherwise called a "fee," where the tenant is not only entitled to enjoy the land for his own life, but where, after his death, it is cast by the law upon the persons who successively represent him in perpetuum, in right of blood, according to a certain established order of descent. 1 Steph. Comm. 218; Litt. ยง 1; Nellis v. Munson, 108 N. Y. 453, 15 N. E. 739; Koulston v. Hall, 66 Ark. 305, 50 S. W. 690, 74 Am. St. Rep. 97; Ipswich v. Topsfield, 5 Mete. (Mass.) 351; Brown v. Freed, 43 Ind. 256.