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failure of issue

legal Definition of failure of issue

:lack of living issue (as of a person named to take under a will) at death
definite failure of issue
:a failure of issue determined at a specific time set in a will (as at the death of a named taker)
indefinite failure of issue
:a failure of issue for which no time period is fixed in a will

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