rule against perpetuities

Definition of "rule against perpetuities"
  1. A complex legal principle that limits how long a person's will or deed can control property after their death. The control can last only for a period of 'lives in being plus 21 years.'
How to use "rule against perpetuities" in a sentence
  1. The trust her grandfather set up for her may be invalid due to the rule against perpetuities.
  2. A challenge to the family estate cited the rule against perpetuities.
  3. Their legal counsel advised them about the rule against perpetuities when drafting their will.

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