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wait and see

wait and see ( n )
:a doctrine in property law that postpones determining the question of validity of a future interest that has not yet vested (as a contingent remainder) until circumstances make clear whether or not the interest will vest within a time limit compare rule against perpetuities A minority of states have adopted the wait and see doctrine.

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