springing executory interest

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springing executory interest (plural springing executory interests)

  1. (law) An interest in an estate in land created by the conditions of a grant wherein the grantor cuts short the grantor's own interest in the property in favor of the grantee, contingent upon the occurrence of a specific condition.
    Joe gives land "to Harry, if Harry graduates from law school". Harry has an springing executory interest because his graduation from law school directly divests Joe of ownership.

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