fee tail

noun
plural fees tail

Definition of fee tail

: a fee limited to a particular class of heirs

First Known Use of fee tail

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for fee tail

Middle English fee taille, from Anglo-French fé taillé entailed fee

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The first known use of fee tail was in the 15th century

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“Fee tail.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fee%20tail. Accessed 23 Jun. 2021.

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fee tail

Legal Definition of fee tail

— see fee sense 1

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