Possibility of Issue Extinct Law and Legal Definition

The phrase, possibility of issue extinct, is a contingency affecting the character of an estate as vested or contingent, as continuing or as terminated.

The following is an example of a case law on possibility of issue extinct:

In the case of a tenant in tail after possibility of issue extinct, the estate of the tenant cease to be an inheritance and a reversionary right becomes vested. The conversion of an estate tail after possibility of issue extinct into a fee simple would be in violation of the vested rights of the reversioner or remainder-man. For the estate tail after possibility of issue extinct is but a life estate. [Green v. Edwards, 31 R.I. 1 (R.I. 1910)].