legal estate – an interest (estate in property) recognized by and enforced in law rather than in equity

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legal estate:

1. An interest enforced in law rather than in equity. [1]

1. An estate in property recognized at law, not merely in equity.  At common law, strictly speaking, the only estate. Sayre v Mohney, 30 Or 238, 47 P 197. [2]


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[1]: Black’s Law Dictionary Deluxe Tenth Edition by Henry Campbell Black, Editor in Chief Bryan A. Garner. ISBN: 978-0-314-61300-4

[2]: Ballantine’s Law Dictionary with Pronunciations Third Edition by James A. Ballantine (James Arthur 1871-1949).  Edited by William S. Anderson.  © 1969 by THE LAWYER’S CO-OPERATIVE PUBLISHING COMPANY.  Library of Congress Catalog Card No. 68-30931


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