heirs and assigns


heirs and assigns
Words which are used in the habendum clause of a deed and which have a well defined and settled meaning in the law as words apt and appropriate to pass a fee simple absolute, if not followed or accompanied by other modifying words. Jamaica Pond Aqueduct Corp. v Chandler, 91 Mass (9 Allen) 159, 168. Words of inheritance or limitation in the grant of an easement. Riley v Pearson, 120 Minn 210, 139 NW 361. The words of the statute, "the patentee, his heirs and assigns," whether construed according to the rules of grammar or to the intent of Congress mean "the patentee, or his heirs or assigns." They comprehend the legal representatives, assignees in law, and assignees in fact, and the phraseology raises no limitation in the sense of the strict common law rule applied to realty. De La Vergne Refrigerating Machine Co. v Featherstone, 147 US 209, 37 L Ed 138, 13 S Ct 283.

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 1998.

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  • heirs — /erz/ At common law, the person appointed by law to succeed to the estate in case of intestacy. One who inherits property, whether real or personal. A person who succeeds, by the rules of law, to an estate in lands, tenements, or hereditaments,… …   Black's law dictionary

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