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Liable to come to an end upon the happening of a certain contingency. Susceptible of being determined, found out, definitely decided upon, or settled.

West's Encyclopedia of American Law, edition 2. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.


adj. defining something which may be terminated upon the occurrence of a particular event, used primarily to describe an interest in real property, such as a fee simple determinable, in which property is deeded to another, but may revert to the giver or go to a third person if, as examples, the receiver (grantee) marries, divorces, or no longer lives in the house.

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liable to termination under certain conditions.
Collins Dictionary of Law © W.J. Stewart, 2006

DETERMINABLE. What may come to an end, by the happening of a contingency; as a determinable fee. See 2 Bouv. Inst. n. 1695.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.