usu. used in pl. [construed "and his heirs" in "to John and his heirs" as words of limitation describing an estate in fee simple rather than as words of purchase giving a future interest in the estate to his heirs] compare word of purchase
word of limitationword of limitation :a word in a deed or will esp. following the name of an intended grantee or devisee that serves to describe the nature or extent of the estate granted or devised
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