Synonyms of 'law: Property law terms'
abatementa decrease in the payment to creditors or legatees when the assets of the debtor or estate are insufficient to meet all payments in full abstract of titleabuttalsabutteraccessionademptionadministrationthe conduct or disposal of the estate of a deceased person administratora person authorized to manage an estate, esp when the owner has died intestate or without having appointed executors advancementadverseamortize or amortiseappointappointeea person to whom property is granted under a power of appointment appointmentnomination to an interest in property under a deed or will appointorappurtenancebettermentchattelany interest in real estate less than a freehold chattel personalchattel realan interest in land less than a freehold, such as a lease convey or assuredeforcedemesnedemisea transfer of an estate by lease descent (formerly) the transmission of real property to the heir on an intestacy deviseedevisordilapidationdisentaildisseisedivestdominant tenementthe land or tenement with the benefit of an easement over land belonging to another dominium or (rare) dominioneasementejectmentenfeoffentailthe restriction imposed by entailing an estate entryequity of redemptionthe right that a mortgager has in equity to redeem his property on payment of the sum owing, even though the sum is overdue estatefeefee simplefee taila freehold interest in land restricted to a particular line of heirs fixturean article attached to land and regarded as part of it freeholdtenure by which land is held in fee simple, fee tail, or for life freeholdera person in possession of a freehold building or estate in land heir apparentheir-at-lawheirdomheirlooma chattel inherited by special custom or in accordance with the terms of a will heriditamenthotchpotintrusionan unlawful entry onto land by a stranger after determination of a particular estate of freehold and before the remainderman or reversioner has made entry messuagemortgagor or mortgageroustousterthe act of dispossessing of freehold property; eviction; ejection particularpartitionparty wallperpetuitya limitation preventing the absolute disposal of an estate for longer than the period allowed by law power of appointmentauthority to appoint persons either from a particular class (special power) or selected by the donee of the power (general power) to take an estate or interest in property reconvertremaindera future interest in property; an interest in a particular estate that will pass to one at some future date, as on the death of the current possessor remaindermanthe person entitled to receive a particular estate on its determination remitterresultreversionan interest in an estate that reverts to the grantor or his heirs at the end of a period, esp at the end of the life of a grantee reversionera person entitled to an estate in reversion revertriparianseisin or (U.S.) seizinfeudal possession of an estate in land servient tenementthe land or tenement over which an easement or other encumbrance is exercised by the dominant tenement severaltythe tenure of property, esp land, in a person's own right and not jointly with another or others survivortailthe limitation of an estate or interest to a person and the heirs of his bodytenurethe holding or occupying of property, esp realty, in return for services rendered, etc transfereetransferor or transferrerunity of interestvestedvested interestwarrantyan express or implied term in a contract, such as an undertaking that goods contracted to be sold shall meet specified requirements as to quality, etc ▷ See law
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Word List of law: Property law terms from the Collins English Word Lists