life tenant
life tenant n: a tenant having possession of property for the duration of his or her life: one having a life estate in property

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

life tenant
n.
A person who holds a tenancy on land that ends at his or her death or at the death of another person; such a tenancy is called a life tenancy. See also life estate

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


life tenant

Collins dictionary of law. . 2001.


life tenant
Someone who has a life estate in property.
Category: Wills, Trusts & Estates → Estates, Executors & Probate Court
Category: Wills, Trusts & Estates → Wills

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.

life tenant
England, Wales
The beneficiary who has a life interest in a trust. The trust is known as a life interest trust or an interest in possession trust.
A life tenant is sometimes also called a "tenant for life".

Practical Law Dictionary. Glossary of UK, US and international legal terms. . 2010.

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  • life tenant — ➔ tenant * * * life tenant UK US noun [C] (also tenant for life) LAW, PROPERTY ► someone who is officially allowed to rent or use an area of land or a building for as long as they live: »Unless the life tenant s use is restricted, they can lease… …   Financial and business terms

  • life-tenant — lifeˈ tenant noun The holder of a life estate • • • Main Entry: ↑life …   Useful english dictionary

  • life tenant — noun a tenant whose legal right to retain possession of buildings or lands lasts as long as they (or some other person) live (Freq. 1) • Hypernyms: ↑tenant * * * noun : a tenant having possession (as of property) for the duration of his life… …   Useful english dictionary

  • life tenant — A person who has a life estate, such interest giving him the status of a freeholder. 28 Am J2d Est § 56. See life estate …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • life tenant — noun The recipient of a life estate …   Wiktionary

  • tenant — ten·ant / te nənt/ n [Anglo French, from Old French, from present participle of tenir to hold, from Latin tenēre]: one who holds or possesses property by any kind of right: one who holds a tenancy in property; specif: one who possesses property… …   Law dictionary

  • tenant for life — a person entitled under a trust to the use of or income from property for the duration of his life. Collins dictionary of law. W. J. Stewart. 2001. tenant for life …   Law dictionary

  • life estate — see estate 1 Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. life estate …   Law dictionary

  • life interest — see interest 1 Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. life interest n …   Law dictionary

  • tenant for life — UK US noun [C] LAW, PROPERTY ► LIFE TENANT(Cf. ↑life tenant) …   Financial and business terms

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