estate tail or in quasi entail

12:31 Sep 27, 2018
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English term or phrase: estate tail or in quasi entail
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Except when a contrary intention appears by the will, if a person to whom real property is devised for what would have been, under the law of England, an estate tail or in quasi entail
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Frank Szmulowicz, Ph. D.

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Reference: quasi-entail

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Quasi-entail. An estate pur autre vie may be granted, not only to a man and his heirs, but to a man and the heirs of his body, which is termed a quasi-entail; the interest so granted not being properly an estate-tail (for the statute De Donis applies only where the subject of the entail is an estate of inheritance), but yet so far in the nature of an estate-tail, that it will go to the heir of the body as special occupant during the life of the cestui que vie, in the same manner as an estate of inheritance would descend, if limited to the grantee and the heirs of his body. And such estate may also be granted with a remainder thereon during the life of the cestui que vie; and the alienation of the quasi tenant-in-tail will bar not only his issue, but those in remainder. The alienation, however, for that purpose (unlike that of an estate-tail, properly so called), might, before 1926, have been effected by any method of conveyance except a will; after 1926, these estates became equitable interests only and may be devised or barred by will. See AUTRE VIE.

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In English common law, fee tail or entail is a form of trust established by deed or settlement which restricts the sale or inheritance of an estate in real property and prevents the property from being sold, devised by will, or otherwise alienated by the tenant-in-possession, and instead causes it to pass automatically by operation of law to an heir pre-determined by the settlement deed. The term fee tail is from Medieval Latin feodum talliatum, which means "cut(-short) fee", and is in contrast to "fee simple" where no such restriction exists and where the possessor has an absolute title (although subject to the allodial title of the monarch) in the property which he can bequeath or otherwise dispose of as he wishes. Equivalent legal concepts exist or formerly existed in many other European countries and elsewhere.

Ordynacja rodowa, powiernictwo rodowe, fideikomis familijny (łac. fidei commissum – w wiarygodne ręce oddaje) – rządzący się swoimi własnymi prawami dotyczącymi dziedziczenia majątek ziemski, posiadający swój własny statut (akt fundacyjny), zapobiegający rozdrobnieniu dóbr.

Ordynacją zarządzał fideikomisarz (powiernik fideikomisu), który nie był właścicielem majątku, lecz jego powiernikiem, a więc nie mógł nim swobodnie dysponować. Z reguły fideikomisarzem był najstarszy syn. Pozostałe rodzeństwo (dzieci właściciela-powiernika) nie dysponowały dobrami ziemskimi. Otrzymywało jedynie posag (córki) oraz odpowiednie wykształcenie (synowie). Wykształcenie i szlacheckie pochodzenie umożliwiało ubieganie się o państwowe lub wojskowe stanowiska. Na starość rodzeństwo mogło powrócić i przebywać w dobrach fideikomisu (swoista rodzinna emerytura).
Frank Szmulowicz, Ph. D.
United States
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