Equitable estate

EQUITABLE ESTATE. An equitable estate is a right or interest in land, which, not having the properties of a legal estate, but being merely a right of which courts of equity will take notice, requires the aid of such court to make it available.
     2. These estates consist of uses, trusts, and powers. See 2 Bouv. Inst. n. 1884. Vide Cestui que trust; Cestui que use.

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It does not cover advanced topics like personal property rules, equitable estates, marital estates, concurrent estates, lapse, trusts, adoption, the Rule in Clobberie's Case, or the more sophisticated or collateral rules for construction of ambiguous conveyances (such as implied conditions of survivorship) or for perpetuities (such as infectious invalidity and the validity of charitable gifts).