Helpful Hints
  • (1) You can search the entire content of Dean’s by phrase or by individual words. Just type your keywords into the search box and then pull down the search icon on the right and choose the option you need: search by word or by phrase or reset the content.
  • (2) Double click on a word in the content of a definition, and if the word is listed as a keyword in Dean’s, it will look that word up.
  • (3) You can use the search function to help jump the scrolling function. Simply type the first 2-3 letters into the search box then hit enter on your keyboard and the scroll will go to those Keywords that begin with those letters and allow you to scroll from there.

The greatest possible interest a person can have in real estate. An estate under which the owner is entitled to unrestricted powers to dispose of the property, and which can be left by will or inherited. Commonly, a synonym for ownership. An unconditional, unlimited estate of inheritance that represents the greatest estate and most extensive interest in land that can be enjoyed. It is of perpetual duration. When the real estate is in a condominium project, the unit owner is the exclusive owner only of the air space within his or her portion of the building (the unit) and is an owner in common with respect to the land and other common portions of the property.


At common law, in order to convey to a natural person a title in fee simple in real property, the document must run from the grantor to the grantee and 'his heirs.' 2 Thompson, Real Property (Perm. Ed.) § 734; 7 id. § 3534; 1 Tiffany, Real Property (3d Ed.) § 28. If the word 'heirs' does not appear in the premises of a deed, it must appear in the habendum. 1 Swift's Digest, pp. 77, 122; see Chappell v. New ...

Register or login to access full content



Professors
Professionals
Students