- 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. Anderson, W.S.. 1998.
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