Legal Definition and Related Resources of Absolute Estate
Meaning of Absolute Estate
Often used synonymously with fee simple . An absolute or fee simple estÃ‚ate is one in which the owner is entitled to the entire property with unconditional power of disposition during his life, and which descends to his heirs and legal representatives on his death intestate .
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What does Absolute estate mean in American Law?
An estate in real property of which the owner has total, unconditional, unqualified dominion and control, including the right to transfer, either inter vivos, or by will, to whomever he chooses (in default of which the estate descends upon his death to his heirs). This “absoluteness” is, of course, still constrained by general law, e.g., the owner of an absolute estate has no more right to commit a nuisance thereon than the owner of, say, a life interest. See also absolute interest; absolute rights.