estate by purchase – an estate acquired by any method except descent

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estate by purchase:

1. An estate acquired in any manner other than by descent.  See PURCHASE. [1]

1. An estate acquired by sale or gift, or by any other method, except only that of descent, there being no distinction known to the law between a gift or devise by a stranger, and a gift or devise by an ancestor.  See Hall v Jacobs (Md) 4 Harr & J 245, 254, wherein the question was as to whether an estate became vested in the deceased by descent or by purchase so as to admit the half blood. [2]

1. An estate acquired by any method except descent. [3]


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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

[3]:  Ballantine’s Law Dictionary Legal Assistant Edition
by Jack Ballantine 
(James Arthur 1871-1949).  Doctored by Jack G. Handler, J.D. © 1994 Delmar by Thomson Learning.  ISBN 0-8273-4874-6.


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