Estate subject to a conditional limitation

Definition of Estate subject to a conditional limitation

The distinction between an estate upon condition subsequent and an “estate subject to a conditional limitation” is that in former words creating condition do not originally limit term, but merely permit its termination upon happening of contingency, while in latter words creating it limit continuation of estate to time preceding happening of contingency. Johnson v. Lane, 199 Ark. 740, 135 S.W.2d 853, 866.

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