re·main·der n [Anglo-French, from Old French remaindre to remain]
1: an estate in property in favor of one other than the grantor that follows upon the natural termination of a prior intervening possessory estate (as a life estate) created at the same time and by the same instrument compare future interest at interest 1, reversion
charitable remainder: a remainder in favor of a charity
contingent remainder: a remainder that is to take effect in favor of an unidentifiable person (as one not yet born) or upon the occurrence of an uncertain event – called also executory remainder;
cross remainder: either of two or more remainders in favor of two or more persons so that upon the termination of one remainder that share goes to the other or others
executory remainder: contingent remainder in this entry
remainder vested subject to open: a vested remainder that is subject to diminution by the shares of other remaindermen (as children born later)
vested remainder: a remainder in the favor of an ascertained person who has a present interest and is entitled to take possession upon the termination of the prior estate
2: that which remains or is left; specif: the property in a decedent's estate that is not otherwise devised or bequeathed
I leave the rest, residue, and remainder of my estate to my son Michael

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

I (estate in property) noun estate, excess, expectancy, interest, property, residual estate, reversionary estate, surplus associated concepts: contingent remainder, vested remainder II (remaining part) noun balance, carryover, excess, leftover, overplus, quod restat, reliquum, remaining portion, remains, residuals, residue, residuum, rest, reversion, superfluity, surplus III index balance (amount in excess), complement, discard, dower, holdover, overage, residual, surplus

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006

Something that is left over; a part of an estate in land left over after the rest of the estate has been settled; a future interest in an estate.

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

A future interest that will become available when another estate ends. For example, Patricia deeds Happy Acres Ranch to Sally for life, and upon Sally's death to Charla or to Charla's children if Charla does not survive. Charla has a remainder, and her children have a contingent remainder, which they will receive if Charla dies before Sally.
Category: Wills, Trusts & Estates

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.

n. The part of a decedent's estate that is not otherwise specifically bequeathed in a will; a future interest vested in a third person, and intended to occur after the termination of the preceding estate(s). For instance if a grant is made "to Bob for life, and then to Erica," Erica's interest upon the death of Bob is the remainder.
@ contingent remainder
@ executory remainder
@ contingent (executory) remainder
@ contingent or executory remainder
contingent (executory) remainder. A remainder given to a person only if certain conditions are met; one given to a person not yet born; or one left to a living person whose identity is yet to be determined.
=>> remainder.
@ vested remainder
One going to a person in existence and without preceding condition for immediate possession, but then passed along to another. In the preceding example, Erica has a vested remainder upon the death of Bob.
A property in the estate of a deceased that is limited to a certain specified person, whose enjoyment of same may be deferred to some future time.
=>> remainder.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.

A future interest held by one person in the real property of another that will take effect upon the expiration of the other property interests created at the same time as the future interest.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.

A future interest held by one person in the real property of another that will take effect upon the expiration of the other property interests created at the same time as the future interest.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

   in real property law, the interest in real property that is left after another interest in the property ends, such as full title after a life estate (the right to use the property until one dies). A remainder must be created by a deed or will. Example: Patricia Parent deeds Happy Acres Ranch to her sister Sally for life and upon Sally's death to Charla Childers, Sally's daughter, or Charla's children if she does not survive. Charla has a remainder, and her children have a "contingent remainder," which they will receive if Charla dies before title passes. A remainder is distinguished from a "reversion," which gives title back to the grantor of the property (upon Sally's death, in the example) or to the grantor's descendants; a reversion need not be spelled out in a deed or will, but can occur automatically by "operation of law."

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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