remainder subject to a condition precedent

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Remainder subject to a condition precedent is also known as a contingent remainder. It refers to future interest in property that will pass to a person or entity only if certain circumstances exist at the time of the title-holder's death or will pass to an unknown person or entity. Examples of potential circumstances include surviving one’s brother or still operating the family’s farming business. 

See also: contingent remainder

[Last updated in September of 2021 by the Wex Definitions Team