life in being

life in be·​ing

Legal Definition of life in being

: the life of a particular person (as a lineal descendant) in existence at the time of the creation of a deed or trust or at the time of a testator's death the interest must vest by the end of lives in being plus 21 years — see also rule against perpetuities

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“Life in being.” Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Dec. 2021.

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