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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“Failure of issue.” Merriam-Webster.com Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/legal/failure%20of%20issue. Accessed 24 Oct. 2020.

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