rule of convenience

rule of con·​ve·​nience

Legal Definition of rule of convenience

: a common-law rule providing that in the interest of convenience and fairness a class (as of descendants) which is to receive a gift need not be closed until the distribution of the principal occurs

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“Rule of convenience.” Merriam-Webster.com Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/legal/rule%20of%20convenience. Accessed 17 Jan. 2022.

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