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: a right in Scots law regarded either as a personal servitude or as a usufruct to use and enjoy while preserving the substance of usually heritable property


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transitive verb

: to grant a liferent of

Word History



Middle English (Scots) lifrent, from lif life + rent

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“Liferent.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 May. 2024.

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