vested remainder
vested remainder see remainder

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

vested remainder
An unconditional right to receive property at some point in the future. A vested interest may be created by a deed or a will. For example, if Julie leaves her house in a life estate to her husband and then to her daughter when her husband dies, the daughter has a vested remainder in the house.
Category: Wills, Trusts & Estates

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

vested remainder
n.
   the absolute right to receive title after a presently existing interest in real property terminates. A "vested remainder" is created by deed or by a decree of distribution of an estate given by will. Example: "Title to the Hard Luck Ranch to my son, Sean, subject to a life estate to my brother, Douglas." Sean has a "vested remainder" which is an absolute right, Sean could sell to another person at this time, with occupancy delayed until title would pass to him.
   See also: vest, vested

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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  • vested — vest·ed / ves təd/ adj 1: fully and absolutely established as a right, benefit, or privilege: not dependent on any contingency or condition; specif: not subject to forfeiture if employment terminates before retirement vested pension benefits 2:… …   Law dictionary

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