deadhand control

Definition of "deadhand control"
  1. An attempt to retain property within selected family members or entities by vesting ownership rights that extend far into the future, limited by certain legal rules
How to use "deadhand control" in a sentence
  1. The family estate was kept under deadhand control to secure its place in the family lineage.
  2. Through deadhand control, the ancient artwork remained in the museum's collection.
  3. To ensure the family business stayed within the family, it was put under deadhand control.

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