estate by entirety

estate by entirety

n. (See: tenancy by the entirety)

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The Florida Supreme Court, in a series of cases, held that the ancient reason for the establishment of estates by the entirety (i.e., the incapacity of the wife to hold property) was no longer the common law basis of the estate by entirety concept.
The court held that the separation agreement had effectively terminated the estate by entirety as of the date of its execution, so that the husband and wife had become tenants in common.