Precarious right

PRECARIOUS RIGHT. The right which the owner of a thing transfers to another, to enjoy the same until it shall please the owner to revoke it.
     2. If there is a time fixed during which the right may be used it is then vested for that time, and cannot be revoked until after its expiration. Wolff, Inst. Sec. 833.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Board President Martha Yochum would only say of Stromberg's retirement, "her health is precarious right now but her love for and support of the museum has never wavered."
These Pakistan players are more than capable of transcending to an entirely different level, despite the situation being precarious right now, which is precisely what makes Pakistan a dangerous side during the World Cup.
Paul Turner Working with the backs at Wasps at present where everybody's future prospects are precarious right now.
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I was able to assure her it was in safe hands." Steeplejacks were going to start to make the steeple safe today as several stones remained loose and precarious right at the top.
It is a precarious right in the best of times, but it has recently come into conflict with a growing intolerance for unpatriotic outspokenness, and even an insistence on conformity.