"Abatement Of Freehold" is a word in LAW AND LEGAL

Abatement Of Freehold LAW AND LEGAL
Definition:

This takes place where a person dies seised of an inheritance, and, before the heir or devisee enters, a stranger, having no right, makes a wrongful entry, and gets possession of it. Such an entry is technically called an “abatement,” and the stranger an “abator.” It is, in fact, a figurative expression, denoting that the rightful possession or freehold of the heir or devisee is overthrown by the unlawful intervention of a stranger. Abatement differs from intrusion, in that it is always to the prejudice of the heir or immediate devisee, whereas the latter is to the prejudice of the reversioner or remainder man; and disseisin differs from them both, for to disseise is to put forcibly or fraudulently a person seised of the freehold out of possession. 1 Co. Inst 277a; 3 Bl. Comm. 166; Brown v. Burdick, 25 Ohio St 268. By the ancient laws of Normandy, this term was used to signify the act of one who, having an apparent right of possession to an estate, took possession of it immediately after the death of the actual possessor, before the heir entered. (Howard, Anciennes Lois des Frangais, tome 1, p. 539.)

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Abator LAW AND LEGAL

In real property law, a strap; ger who, having no right of entry, contrives to get possession of an estate …

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Abstention LAW AND LEGAL

In French law. Keeping nn heir from possession; also tacit re* nunciution of a succession by an heir. Merl. Repert

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Admittance LAW AND LEGAL

In English law. The act of giving possession of a copyhold es-tate. It is of three kinds: (1) Upon a …

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birthright ENGLISH

Any right, privilege, or possession to which a person is entitled by birth, such as an estate descendible by law …

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At common law, a writ which a widow entitled to quarantine might sue out in case the heir or other …

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disinherit ENGLISH

To cut off from an inheritance or from hereditary succession; to prevent, as an heir, from coming into possession of …

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entrance ENGLISH

The act of entering or going into; ingress; as, the entrance of a person into a house or an apartment; …

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An estate which several persons hold as one heir, whether male or female. This estate has the three unities of …

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Estate In Reversion LAW AND LEGAL

A species of estate in expectancy, created by opera^ tlon of law, being the residue of an estate left in …

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Hasp And Staple LAW AND LEGAL

In old Scotch law. Tlie form of entering an helr ln a sub-ject situated within a royal borough. It consisted …

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heir ENGLISH

One who inherits, or is entitled to succeed to the possession of, any property after the death of its owner; …

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inheritance ENGLISH

That which is or may be inherited; that which is derived by an heir from an ancestor or other person; …

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reversion ENGLISH

The returning of an esttate to the grantor or his heirs, by operation of law, after the grant has terminated; …

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transmission ENGLISH

The right possessed by an heir or legatee of transmitting to his successor or successors any inheritance, legacy, right, or …

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Writ Of Entry LAW AND LEGAL

A real action to re-cover the possession of land where the ten-ant (or owner) bas been disseised or other-wise wrongfully …

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