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Inter vivos: If an inter vivos conveyance creates a future interest in the heirs of the grantor, the future interest is void and the grantor has a reversion. Testamentary devises: If a devise is made to heirs of the identical interest the heirs would take by descent, the devise is a nullity and the heirs take by descent. At common law, the Doctrine of Worthier Title is a rule of law applicable to land only. Under modern law, the Doctrine of Worthier Title is a rule of construction, not a rule of law. It also applies to personal property. For the Doctrine to apply, a future interest must be given to the grantor's heir or next of kin. It does not apply when the future interest is limited to the grantor's children, issue, or heirs ascertained at the death of the life tenant. The type of future interest is immaterial. The Doctrine applies to remainders, or an executory interest limited to the grantor's heirs. It may be legal or equitable, or subject to condition precedent other than the ascertainment of heirs. The character of the preceding estate is immaterial. The estate preceding the future interest may be a fee ...

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