life tenant

life tenant

A person who, until death, is beneficially entitled to property; the holder of a life estate.

¡ª Also termed tenant for life; life-owner. See life estate under ESTATE(1). [Cases: Life Estates 1. C.J.S. Estates ¡ì¡ì 28¨C29, 31, 34.]


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