Words of Procreation Law and Legal Definition
Words of procreation are a language used in a deed which indicate the body from which these heirs are to proceed, or the person by whom begotten. Words of procreation are as necessary to the creation of an estate tail as words of inheritance are to a fee simple.
In Reed v. Lane, 122 Mo. 311 (Mo. 1894), the court observed that “As the word heirs is necessary to create a fee, so the word body, or some other words of procreation, are necessary to make it a fee tail, and ascertain to what heirs in particular the fee is limited. If, therefore, either the words of inheritance or words of procreation be omitted, albeit the others are inserted in the grant, this will not make an estate tail.”