word of limitation
- A term found in a will or deed that follows the name of the recipient and helps clarify the scope or type of property rights they are receiving
- The use of a word of limitation in the deed helped clarify the extent of ownership given to the recipient.
- Without the word of limitation, it would have been difficult to determine the exact nature of the estate being passed on.
- By employing a word of limitation in the document, it reduced potential ambiguity regarding the inheritance.