liferent

noun

Definition of liferent

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: 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

liferent

transitive verb
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Definition of liferent (Entry 2 of 2)

: to grant a liferent of

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History and Etymology for liferent

Noun

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

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“Liferent.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/liferent. Accessed 25 Jun. 2022.

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