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Failure Of Issue

failure of issue

: lack of living issue (as of a person named to take under a will) at death

definite failure of issue
: a failure of issue determined at a specific time set in a will (as at the death of a named taker)

indefinite failure of issue
: a failure of issue for which no time period is fixed in a will



Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.