indefinite failure of issue

indefinite failure of issue
indefinite failure of issue see failure of issue

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

indefinite failure of issue
n.
A dead person’s lack of living children or descendants that can occur at any time after the decedent’s death, however far in the future; see also failure of issue

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


indefinite failure of issue
n. Language used in wills to denote a descendant's death without children at any time in the future, with no time limitation applied.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.

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  • indefinite failure of issue — A failure of issue not merely at the death of the party whose issue is referred to, but at any subsequent period, however remote. A failure of issue whenever it shall happen, sooner or later, without any fixed, certain, or definite period within… …   Black's law dictionary

  • indefinite failure of issue — A failure of issue not merely at the death of the party whose issue is referred to, but at any subsequent period, however remote. A failure of issue whenever it shall happen, sooner or later, without any fixed, certain, or definite period within… …   Black's law dictionary

  • indefinite failure of issue — A failure of issue whenever it shall happen, sooner or later, without any definite period within which it must happen. Downing v Wherrin, 19 NH 9. A period when the issue or descendants of the first taker become extinct and when there is no… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • indefinite failure of issue — a failure of issue which determines an estate and for which no time or period is fixed in the devise called also general failure of issue …   Useful english dictionary

  • general indefinite failure of issue — See indefinite failure of issue …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • failure of issue — failure of issue: lack of living issue (as of a person named to take under a will) at death definite failure of issue: a failure of issue determined at a specific time set in a will (as at the death of a named taker) indefinite failure of issue:… …   Law dictionary

  • failure of issue — Dying without children. The failure at a fixed time, or the total extinction, of issue to take an estate limited over by an executory devise. A definite failure of issue is when a precise time is fixed by the will for the failure of issue, as in… …   Black's law dictionary

  • failure of issue — Dying without children. The failure at a fixed time, or the total extinction, of issue to take an estate limited over by an executory devise. A definite failure of issue is when a precise time is fixed by the will for the failure of issue, as in… …   Black's law dictionary

  • failure of issue — a lack of living descendants (as of a designated person) resulting from death or from complete lack of issue see definite failure of issue, indefinite failure of issue …   Useful english dictionary

  • failure of issue — See definite failure of issue; indefinite failure of issue …   Ballentine's law dictionary

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