contingent remainder

contingent remainder
contingent remainder see remainder

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

contingent remainder
A future interest in property that will pass only if certain circumstances occur, or that will pass to an unknown person or entity. For example, John makes a will that leaves his farm to Frank for life and then, if Scotty has gone to college by the time Frank dies, to Scotty.
Category: Wills, Trusts & Estates

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

contingent remainder
   an interest, particularly in real estate property, which will go to a person or entity only upon a certain set of circumstances existing at the time the title-holder dies. Examples of those potential circumstances include surviving one's brother or still operating the family farm next door.

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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