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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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As medidas de dependencia nas caudas sao utilizadas para capturar a dependencia na cauda da distribuicao bivariada.
Cauda equina syndrome in patients with low lumbar fractures.
Ancak, yeni yayinlanan bir seride normal MR bulgusu olan cauda equina sendromlu hastalardaki semptomatolojinin de gorulebildi gi ve hatta MRI da negatif bulgusu olanlarda idrar sikayetlerinin de daha sik gorulebildigi konusunda bilgi verilmektedir (20).
2 Complicaciones Neurologicas Graves despues de Anestesia Regional Subaracnoidea No relacionado Reportado No definido a anestesia Paro cardiaco 33 0 1 Deficit radicular 34 0 6 Convulsiones 24 1 0 Sindrome de cauda 6 0 1 Equina Paraplejia 1 0 0 Total 98 1 8 Completa o parcialmente relacionado a anestesia Paro cardiaco 32 Deficit radicular 28 Convulsiones 23 Sindrome de cauda 5 Equina Paraplejia 1 Total 89 Tomado y modificado de Auroy, Yves; Narchi Patrick; Messiah Antoine; Litt Lawrence; Rouvier Bernard; Samii, Kamran: Serious Complications Related to Regional Anesthesia: Results of a Prospective Survey in France: Anesthesiology 1997 Sep;87(3):479-86.
001) reduction in the sperm concentration of testis and cauda epididymides.
Results of one recent study showed that patients with cauda equina compression do much better if they get surgery within 48 hours of the start of acute symptoms.
Cauda equina syndrome occurred nearly as often as spinal hematoma in the Swedish study but had worse outcomes, with all 32 cases resulting in permanent neurologic damage.
nudicaudatus tem membros posteriores alongados, o que move o centro de gravidade para cima, aumentando a oscilacao e reduzindo a estabilidade da locomocao em suportes arboricolas horizontais, e uma capacidade preensil reduzida nos seus membros e cauda, diminuindo a sua habilidade de escalada.
And Dickman's personal Italian expression results in stuffed squash blossoms ($7), tripe stewed in white wine Florentine-style ($6), the hot oil-with-anchovies vegetable dip called bagna cauda ($7) and pan-roasted Maine mussels ($8) as beginnings.
Bath host an interesting evening card where one of the highlights is the Cauda Equina Handicap over five furlongs.
BATH hosts an interesting evening card where one of the highlights is the Cauda Equina Handicap over five furlongs.