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

    A gift of an aggregate sum to a body of persons, uncertain in number at the time of the gift, to be ascertained at a future time, and who are to take in equal or in some other definite proportions, the share of each being dependent for its amount on the ultimate number of persons. See 200 N. Y. 189, 21 Ann. Cas. 412, 34 L. R. A. (N. S.) 945, 93 N. E. 484.