life in being

life in be·​ing
: 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 5 Jun. 2023.

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