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

    Those of one’s relatives upon whom the law casts his real estate as soon as he dies. See 106 Pa. 216, 51 Am. Rep. 519.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    A word used in deeds of conveyance, (either solely or in connection with others,) where it is intended to pass a fee,