ancestral estate

An estate the title to which has been acquired by descent, and which, under the common-law rule, at least the common-law rule in England, should be kept in the line of the ancestor by whom it was brought into the family, so that descent of the same is limited to descent to lineal descendants of the intestate or, upon the failure of lineal descendants, to collateral relatives who were of the blood of the first purchaser. 23 Am J2d Desc & Dist § 75. "There are but two characters of estate known to our jurisprudence. An estate is either ancestral or non-ancestral. In some jurisdictions, the latter is termed 'new acquisition' or 'purchase.' " Gray v Chapman, 114 Okla 66, 243 P 522.

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 1998.

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  • non-ancestral estate — Realty coming to deceased in any way other than by descent or devise from a now dead ancestor, or by deed of actual gift from a living one, there being no other consideration than that of blood. One acquired by purchase or by act or agreement of… …   Black's law dictionary

  • ancestral estates — are such as are transmitted by descent, and not by purchase; or such as are acquired either by descent or by operation of law. Realty which came to the intestate by descent or devise from a dead ancestor or by deed of actual gift from a living… …   Black's law dictionary

  • Ancestral — An*ces tral (?; 277), a. Of, pertaining to, derived from, or possessed by, an ancestor or ancestors; as, an ancestral estate. Ancestral trees. Hemans. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ancestral — adjective /ænˈsɛs.təɹ.əl,ænˈsɛs.tɹəl/ Of, pertaining to, derived from, or possessed by, an ancestor or ancestors; as, an ancestral estate. <! material copied from Websters Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) …   Wiktionary

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