Definitions

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  • n. Plural form of perpetuity.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • I think that the rule against perpetuities is easier to understand than this article about monetary liquidity.

    Discourse.net: Read Later: 'How The Federal Reserve Bailed Out The World'

  • The rule against perpetuities is the legal principle demonstrating that even though you’ve forgotten most of the legal rules you thought you knew, you can always look them up.

    The Legal Underground:

  • Delaware is one of several states, along with New Jersey and Pennsylvania, that allows so-called perpetuities, or trusts that may never expire, Lindley said.

    The Seattle Times

  • Delaware is one of several states, along with New Jersey and Pennsylvania, that allow so-called perpetuities, or trusts that may never expire, Lindley said.

    BusinessWeek.com -- Top News

  • To enable these trusts, most of the states allowing them had to get rid of an old common-law principle called the "rule against perpetuities," which allowed trusts to exist only for about 90 years.

    Dynasty Trusts Under Attack

  • This used to be illegal but several states have now repealed laws against perpetuities which used to limit the term of any family trust to about 90 years, after which time the family members would own the property outright, and thus finally have to pay taxes.

    Maxim Thorne: Giving Thanks for a Meritocracy Instead of Aristocracy

  • For a long time core common law property law had such things as adverse possession and the rule against perpetuities and compensated takings to prevent individuals from being able to keep otherwise productive resources forever unavailable.

    Matthew Yglesias » Intellectual Property is About Consumers

  • You can follow this conversation by subscribing to the comment feed for this post. the rule against perpetuities keeps hunting people!

    The New York Legal Blog Round Up

  • Some day Clayton will outdo himself, and will find cause to mention the alleged evils of homosexuality in response to a post about ERISA, or perhaps the rule against perpetuities.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Here Comes the Soda Tax?

  • And if you believe otherwise, Quick: Explain the rule against perpetuities, with examples.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Epstein on Ricci:

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