fertile octogenarian rule

noun

fer·​tile oc·​to·​ge·​nar·​i·​an rule
-ˌäk-tə-jə-ˈner-ē-ən-
: a presumption at common law that a woman of any age is capable of having children for purposes of determining the applicability of the rule against perpetuities

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“Fertile octogenarian rule.” Merriam-Webster.com Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/legal/fertile%20octogenarian%20rule. Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

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