Enabling Power

Definition of Enabling Power

When the donor of a power, who is the owner of the estate, confers upon persons not seised of the fee the right of creating Interests to take effect out of it, which could not be done by the done of the power unless by such authority, this is called an “enabling power.” See also Power of appointment.

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