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If an age condition is stated as a condition precedent and subsequent, the court will treat the condition precedent as surplusage and strike it. With words that refer to a failure of issue of a fee tail tenant the court will treat them as surplusage and they will be struck. With words of survivorship attached to a secondary life estate the court will treat them as surplusage and they will be struck. As for words 'on the death' when they are used to introduce a remainder after a life estate, the court will strike as surplusage and the new gift will be treated as an indefeasibly vested remainder.

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