Cestui que vie

Cestui que vies: also, cestui à que vie:

  • French mediæval form; trans. the person or persons for whom or whose benefit or use or trust, &c.
  • "Where a person is entitled to an estate or interest in property during the life of another, the latter is called the cestui que vie. ... Cestui que vie is a corruption of cestui à que vie, "he for whose life."

Source: Rapalje, Stewart, and Robert L. Lawrence. A Dictionary of American and English Law. Vol. I. Union, New Jersey: The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd., 1997 (pg. 190).

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