Fideicommissary Substitutions: Scots Law in Historical and Comparative Perspective

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This chapter examines fideicommissary substitutions in Scots law from a comparative and historical standpoint, explaining that Scotland had a pre-Reformation inter vivos institution called the tailzied destination. About the beginning of the seventeenth century this began to split into two: the tailzie, containing clauses de non alienando et non contrahendo debitum, and the substitution without such clauses. The current position is that, in the law of succession, fideicommissary substitution de residuo still exists, while in inter vivos transfers of land, it is common in the form of the survivorship destination.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationExploring the Law of Succession
Subtitle of host publicationStudies National, Historical and Comparative
EditorsKenneth G. C. Reid, Marius de Waal, Reinhard Zimmermann
PublisherEdinburgh University Press
ISBN (Electronic)9780748632596
ISBN (Print)9780748632909
Publication statusPublished - 2007

Publication series

NameEdinburgh Studies in Law

Keywords / Materials (for Non-textual outputs)

  • fideicommissary substitutions
  • Scots law
  • Scotland
  • inter vivos institution
  • tailzied destination
  • non contrahendo debitum
  • law of succession
  • survivorship destination


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