definite failure of issue

Definition of "definite failure of issue"
  1. A situation occurring when there are no direct descendants as defined at a particular point in time established in a will, such as at the time of a specified beneficiary's death
How to use "definite failure of issue" in a sentence
  1. The inheritance was divided equally amongst the remaining family members due to a definite failure of issue.
  2. Since there was a definite failure of issue, the law firm had to locate the distant relatives for the distribution of the property.
  3. Owing to the definite failure of issue, the charity named in the will received the entire estate.

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