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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