absolute estate
An estate in real property of which the owner has complete, unqualified and unconditional possession, control, dominion, and right of disposition, and which descends to his heirs upon his death, if his will does not otherwise direct. See absolute owner; fee; fee simple. The words "absolute estate" which appear in a will making bequests in trust as well as bequests of a full and complete interest has reference to the bequests other than those in trust. Hills v Hart, 136 Conn 536, 72 A2d 807.

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 1998.

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

  • estate — es·tate /i stāt/ n [Anglo French estat, literally, state, condition, from Old French, from Latin status, from stare to stand] 1: the interest of a particular degree, nature, quality, or extent that one has in land or other property compare fee;… …   Law dictionary

  • estate — The degree, quantity, nature, and extent of interest which a person has in real and personal property. An estate in lands, tenements, and hereditaments signifies such interest as the tenant has therein. 2 Bl.Comm. 103. The condition or… …   Black's law dictionary

  • estate — The degree, quantity, nature, and extent of interest which a person has in real and personal property. An estate in lands, tenements, and hereditaments signifies such interest as the tenant has therein. 2 Bl.Comm. 103. The condition or… …   Black's law dictionary

  • absolute — Free; unconditional; unrestricted; not dependent upon or appurtenant to something else. Anno: 36 ALR2d 151 (absolute gift to spouse.) The most ordinary signification of the adjective absolute is unrestricted or unconditional. Thus, an absolute… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • absolute — Complete; perfect; final; without any condition or incumbrance; as an absolute bond (simplex obligatio) in distinction from a conditional bond. Unconditional; complete and perfect in itself; without relation to or dependence on other things or… …   Black's law dictionary

  • absolute — Complete; perfect; final; without any condition or incumbrance; as an absolute bond (simplex obligatio) in distinction from a conditional bond. Unconditional; complete and perfect in itself; without relation to or dependence on other things or… …   Black's law dictionary

  • absolute rights — Rights incident to the ownership of property, rights growing out of contractual relations, or the right to enter or refuse to enter into contractual relations. These rights the individual may exercise without reference to his motive as to any… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • absolute interest — The nature of ownership of a thing objectively and lawfully appropriated by a person to his own use in exclusion of all others. Griffith v Charlotte, C & A R Co., 23 SC 25. In the law of insurance, an absolute interest in property is one which is …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • absolute inheritance — index fee (estate) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

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