Conditional Fee

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Meaning of Conditional Fee

freehold estate which is marked as to its duration by an event beyond which it is not to endure. Also called base fee . When the event that qualifies the estate occurs, the fee will cease and determine . See base fee.

Conditional Fee Alternative Definition

A fee which, at the common law, was restrained to some particular heirs, exclusive of others. It was called a conditional fee by reason of the condition, expressed or implied in the donation of it, that, if the donee died without such particular heirs, the land should revert to the donor. For this was a condition annexed by law to all grants whatsoever, that, on failure of the heirs specified in the grant, the grant should be at an end, and the land return to its ancient proprietor. 2 Bl. Comm. 110.

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