estate for life


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Noun1.estate for life - (law) an estate whose duration is limited to the life of the person holding it
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
estate - everything you own; all of your assets (whether real property or personal property) and liabilities
dower - a life estate to which a wife is entitled on the death of her husband