Estate of Inheritance Law and Legal Definition

Estate of inheritance is an estate which may descend to heirs. It is a freehold interest in land where the tenant is not only entitled to enjoy the land for his own life, but where, after his death, it is passed by the law upon the person or persons who successfully represent him in perpetuum in right of blood, according to a certain established order of descent. All freehold estates are estates of inheritance, except estates for life.