strict settlement

noun

Definition of strict settlement

English law
: a settlement in which in general there is a limitation of lands to a person for life and after his death to the eldest male child in succession with trustees to preserve contingent remainders and with certain rights being given to the younger children

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“Strict settlement.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/strict%20settlement. Accessed 31 Jul. 2021.

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