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testate
died w/ will
intestate
died w/o will
devise
to pass real property by will
issue
lineal descendents
devisee
beneficiary under will
heir
person who inherits under will; statutorily defined
collaterals
blood relatives other than issue/ancestors
escheat
when interest goes back to state if no heirs/devisees
convey
to transfer land to someone else thru sale or gift
alienable
can be conveyed to another person
absolute
estate w/o limitations; only a fee simple can be
alternative contingent remainder
pair of remainders with opposite conditions precedent
ascertained
holder of future interest of alive and identified
bequeath
to give personal property by will
bequest
item of personal property given by will
condition precedent
condition (other than termination of prior estate) that must be fulfilled before future interest-holder's right to eventual possession assured
contingent remainder
1) given to unascertianed person or 2) contains a condition precedent to possession
defeasible estate
category of estates that could end early by happening of particular event
doctrine of destructibility of contingent remainders
provides contingent remainder is destroyed