fee tail

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Etymology[edit]

Anglo-Norman fee tailé[1] < Medieval Latin foedum talliatum.

Noun[edit]

fee tail (plural fees tail)

  1. (law, obsolete) An estate in land in common law wherein the land is inherited, but can not be sold, devised by will, or otherwise alienated by the owner, but which passes by operation of law to the owner's heirs upon his death.

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  1. ^ Collins Dictionary