possibility of reverter

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The interest of a person who has conveyed land to another until the occurrence of some specified event (which may never happen). The determinable interest thus created will end automatically should this future event occur, and the legal estate will revert to the grantor. Thus, when A conveys land to B until he marries, A has a possibility of reverter when B marries (although if B dies unmarried, the possibility of reverter is lost). See settled land.

Subjects: Law.

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