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Limited, abridged, reduced, or curtailed.

An estate in tail is a legally recognizable interest of inheritance that goes to the heirs of the donee's body instead of descending to the donee's heirs generally. The heirs of the donee's body are his or her lawful issue (children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and so on, in a direct line for as long as the descendants endure in a regular order and course of descent). Upon the death of the first owner to die without issue, the estate tail ends.



See: end, termination


the limitation of an estate or interest to a person and the heirs of his body, or an estate or interest limited in this way.

TAIL. An estate tail is an estate of inheritance, to a man or a woman and his or her heirs of his or her body, or heirs of his body of a particular description, or to several persons and the heirs of their bodies, or the heirs generally or specially of the body or bodies of one person, or several bodies. Prest. on Estates, 355; Cruise, tit. 2, c. 1, s. 12.
     2. Estates tail, as qualified "in their limitation and extent, are of several sorts. They have different denominations, according to the circumstances under which, or the persons to whom they are limited. They are usually divided into estates tail general or special.
     3. But they may be more advantageously arranged under the following classes.
     4.-1. As to the extent of the degree to which the estates may descend, they are, 1st, general; 2d, qualified.
     5.-2. As to the sex of the person who may succeed, they are, 1st. General, as extending to males or females of the body, without exception. 2d. Special, as admitting only one sex to the succession, and excluding the other sex.
     6.-3. As to the person by whom or by whose body those heirs are to be begotten, they are either, 1st. General, as to all the heirs of the body of a man or woman. 2d. Special, as to the heirs of the body of a man or woman begotten by a particular person, or to the heirs of the two bodies of a man and woman. On the several species of estates tail noticed under this division, it may be observed, that the same estate may at the same time, be general in one respect; as, for example, to all the heirs of the body in whatever degree they are related; and may be, special in another respect, as that these heirs shall be males, &c. Prest. on Estates, 383, 4.
     7. The law relating to entails is diversified in the several states. In Indiana and Louisiana they never existed they are unknown in Illinois and Vermont. In Ohio, Virginia, Tennessee, Kentucky, and New York, estates tail are converted into estates in fee simple by statute; and they may be barred by a simple conveyance in Pennsylvania. In Alabama, Missouri, Mississippi, New Jersey, Connecticut and North Carolina, they have been modified, and in Georgia, they have been abolished without reservation. Griff. Reg. h.t. Vide, generally, 8 Vin. Ab. 227 to 272; 10 Id. 257 to 269; 20 Id. 163; Bac. Ab. Estate in tail; 4 Com. Dig. 17; 4 Kent, Com. 12; Bouv. Inst. Index, h.t.; and. 1 Bro. Civ. Law, 188, where an attempt is made to prove that an estate resembling an estate tail was not unknown to the Romans.

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After mincing one centimeter of cauda epididymis in 1 ml of 37 [degrees]C normal saline solution, one drop was placed on microscope slide to prepare a smear and fixed for 15 seconds in fixative solution (1.
Sperm obtained from the portion of the cauda epididymis that was stained were released into an equal amount of Dulbecco's PBS (DPBS).
E previsto inoltre uno spazio specifico dedicato alla gravidanza, al parto e alla menopausa; successivamente vengono considerate alcune patologie neurologiche (sclerosi multipla e sindrome della cauda equina) in relazione alla possibile indicazione alla riabilitazione del pavimento pelvico.
Compression of the cauda equina due to a stenotic spinal canal often results in polyradicular insults.
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Many studies have shown that cauda equina syndrome is associated with CSA (4, 15).
Medias e erro-padrao para pesos de abate e de corpo vazio (PCVZ) e absolutos e relativos aos pesos de corpo vazio, da cabeca, patas, vassoura da cauda (Vass.
macdonaldi by the following combination of characters: a thicker, less elongated, subrectangular shape; the outer face is without a definable umbo; the inner face is only slightly convex; the ostium is larger; and the anterior cauda is much shorter than the length of the posterior cauda (see caudal curvature index (cci) in Table 1).
One day later, he complained of weakness of his left leg, which within hours evolved to a complete paralysis of his left lower extremity with clinical symptoms of cauda equina syndrome, ie, saddle anesthesia and urination problems.
In the uncompromised spinal canal, there is ample room for the cauda equina and cerebrospinal fluid.
The motility of cauda epididymal spermatozoa was recorded.
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