Fee simple absolute

Definition
: a fee that is freely inheritable and alienable without any limitations or restrictions on transfers and that is of indefinite duration
A fee simple absolute is conveyed by language granting the estate «to the grantee and his or her heirs," «to the grantee, his heirs and assigns," or «to the grantee." The term heirs is considered in this context a word of limitation, and so this does not create a future interest in the estate in the heirs but simply makes the estate freely alienable.



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