estates. The limitation of an estate, as a term for years,
for life, and the like. The word term does not merely signify the time
specified in the lease, but the estate also and interest that passes by that
lease; and therefore the term may expire during the continuance of the time, as
by surrender, forfeiture and the like. 2 Bl. Com. 145; 8 Pick. R. 339.
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