Curtesy

Cur'te┬Ěsy noun ; plural Curtesies (-s...z). [ Either from courlesy , the lands being held as it were by favor; or from court (LL. curtis ), the husband being regarded as holding the lands as a vassal of the court. See Court , Courtesy .] (Law)...
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Curtesy

• (n.) the life estate which a husband has in the lands of his deceased wife, which by the common law takes effect where he has had issue by her, born alive, and capable of inheriting the lands.
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curtesy

(from the article `inheritance`) ...ius relicti to the widower, and the ius relictae to the widow. Until 1964 (in immovables) the widower was entitled to curtesy, a life rent in his ... ...has, an interest limited by his life. Hence, his conveyee receives an estate limited by the life of the conveyor (estate pur autre vie). ... [2 re...
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Curtesy

In estate law right given to a husband to the land owned by his deceasd wife at any time of their marriage and if they had children who are surviing and can inherit the land.
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Curtesy

A life estate, usually a fractional interest, given by some states to the surviving husband in real
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Curtesy

See: dower and curtesy
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