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British Dictionary definitions for life estate

life estate

noun
  1. property that may be held only for the extent of the holder's lifetime
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  • Starost, str′ost, n. a Polish noble holding a Star′osty or domain by grant of life-estate from the crown.

    Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 4 of 4: S-Z and supplements)

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