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Life Tenant

Definition of "Life tenant"

The grantee who is the tenant of a life estate. When the tenant dies, the estate goes back to the grantor. For example, President Eisenhower and his wife, Mamie, were life tenants of the Gettysburg farm life estate granted by the U.S. government. Upon their deaths, the property reverted to the U.S. government as a historical site.

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