Definition of Fee tail:
A former type of tenure of an estate in land with restrictions or entailment regarding the line of heirs to whom it may be willed.
Estate inheritable only by the lineal descendents of the original grantee, and not by any close relative or any other entity. Granted usually by using words To X And The Heirs Of His Body, it continues until a grantee dies without a son or daughter.
How to use Fee tail in a sentence?
- This distinguished the fee simple from the life estate (which was not inheritable) and the fee tail (which was inheritable only by a restricted class of heirs, e.g., heirs of the body male).
Meaning of Fee tail & Fee tail Definition