Rule in Shelley's case

A rule of law that may apply to certain future interests.  Prohibited the conveyance of a future interest to the heirs of the grantee who received the possessory estate.  If the grantor tried to convey a future interest to the heirs of the grantee, the interest was considered to be to the grantee and not in the heirs of the grantee.

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