Types of Heritable Interest in Land:

Fee Simple Absolute – the broadest property interest allowed by law; exclusive, hereditable ownership. — aka fee simple; fee; fee simple absolute in possessionestate in fee simpletenancy in fee; fee-simple title; exclusive ownership; feudum simplex; estate in fee.

  • Arriere Fee – a fee dependent on a superior one; a subfief. — aka arriere fief.
  • Base Fee – a fee that has some qualification connected to it and that terminates whenever the qualification terminate.  aka determinable feelimited fee.
  • Fee Expectant – a fee tail created when land is given to a man and wife and the heirs of their bodies.
  • Great Fee – historically, in feudal law, a fee received directly from the Crown.

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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

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