life tenant


life tenant
life tenant n: a tenant having possession of property for the duration of his or her life: one having a life estate in property

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

life tenant
n.
A person who holds a tenancy on land that ends at his or her death or at the death of another person; such a tenancy is called a life tenancy. See also life estate

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


life tenant

Collins dictionary of law. . 2001.


life tenant
Someone who has a life estate in property.
Category: Wills, Trusts & Estates → Estates, Executors & Probate Court
Category: Wills, Trusts & Estates → Wills

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

life tenant
England, Wales
The beneficiary who has a life interest in a trust. The trust is known as a life interest trust or an interest in possession trust.
A life tenant is sometimes also called a "tenant for life".

Practical Law Dictionary. Glossary of UK, US and international legal terms. . 2010.

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  • life tenant — noun The recipient of a life estate …   Wiktionary

  • tenant — ten·ant / te nənt/ n [Anglo French, from Old French, from present participle of tenir to hold, from Latin tenēre]: one who holds or possesses property by any kind of right: one who holds a tenancy in property; specif: one who possesses property… …   Law dictionary

  • tenant for life — a person entitled under a trust to the use of or income from property for the duration of his life. Collins dictionary of law. W. J. Stewart. 2001. tenant for life …   Law dictionary

  • life estate — see estate 1 Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. life estate …   Law dictionary

  • life interest — see interest 1 Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. life interest n …   Law dictionary

  • life interest trust — A type of private trust where the life tenant is entitled to receive for life or a fixed period all or a fixed share of the income generated by the trust fund. On his death, the right to trust income will pass to another or the trust may come to… …   Law dictionary

  • Life interest — A life interest (or life rent in Scotland) is some form of right under a trust which lasts only for the lifetime of the person benefiting from that right. A person with a life interest is known as a life tenant.A life interest ends when the life… …   Wikipedia

  • Life estate — A life estate is a concept used in common law and statutory law to designate the ownership of land for the duration of a person s life. In legal terms it is an estate in real property that ends at death. The owner of a life estate is called a… …   Wikipedia

  • life estate — noun An estate in land which is owned by a party only for the duration of the life of that party, and for which ownership will revert to another upon the death of that party. Syn: estate for life, life estate pur autre vie, life tenant, te …   Wiktionary

  • Tenant — Ten ant, n. [F. tenant, p. pr. of tenir to hold. See {Tenable}, and cf. {Lieutenant}.] 1. (Law) One who holds or possesses lands, or other real estate, by any kind of right, whether in fee simple, in common, in severalty, for life, for years, or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English


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