term for years

See estate for years; tenancy for years.

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 1998.

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  • term for years — n. see term (sense 2) …   Useful english dictionary

  • term of years — noun An interest or estate in land for a fixed period • • • Main Entry: ↑term * * * n. see term (sense 2) …   Useful english dictionary

  • term of years — A period of years. As used in a statute providing for increased punishment of any person upon a conviction after a previous conviction for an offense punishable by imprisonment for a term of years, a minimum of two years. 25 Am J1st Habit Cr § 2 …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • lease for years — A contract between lessor and lessee by which the lessor contracts to grant the possession and enjoyment of land, or hereditaments of a demisable nature, for a period of years certain, and the lessee usually agrees to render to the lessor a rent… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • tenancy for years — An interest arising from a lease, contract, or agreement for the possession of lands or tenements for a definite period of time. A tenancy under a lease whereby the landlord contracts to grant the possession and enjoyment of land, or… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • estate for years — An estate which must expire at a period certain, fixed in advance. United States v First Nat. Bank (CA5 Ala) 74 F2d 360. An interest arising from an agreement or contract for the possession of lands or tenements for some definite period, such… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • estate for term of years — n. An interest in land for a specific and predetermined period of time. Webster s New World Law Dictionary. Susan Ellis Wild. 2000 …   Law dictionary

  • entitlement for a term of years — index copyright Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • estate for a fixed term of years — index leasehold Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • term — n often attrib 1: a specified period of time the policy term 2: the whole period for which an estate is granted; also: the estate itself 3 a: the period in which the powers of a court may be validly exercised b …   Law dictionary

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