failure of issue


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: a failure of issue for which no time period is fixed in a will

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

failure of issue
n.
The condition of producing no children to inherit one’s estate; dying childless.

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


failure of issue
A situation in which a person dies without children or other direct descendants who could have inherited property.
Category: Wills, Trusts & Estates → Estates, Executors & Probate Court
Category: Wills, Trusts & Estates → Wills

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


failure of issue
n. In trusts and estate law, that a decedent had no children to inherit his or her estate.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.


failure of issue
Dying without having any children or without surviving children.

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


failure of issue
Dying without having any children or without surviving children.

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

failure of issue
n.
   when someone dies leaving no children or other direct descendants.

Law dictionary. . 2013.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • 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

  • Failure of issue — In property law, a failure of issue is a situation in which a property holder dies without leaving children who could have inherited their property …   Wikipedia

  • indefinite failure of issue — see failure of issue Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. indefinite failure of issue …   Law dictionary

  • definite failure of issue — see failure of issue Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …   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

  • definite failure of issue — A technical term of the law of estates in real property which applies where a precise time is fixed for the failure of issue, not in express terms, but inferable with reference to any particular time or event, as in the case of a devise to a… …   Ballentine's law dictionary


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