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Title:The nature of a member's interest in family land in Nigeria and Ghana
Author:Kom, E.D.
Periodical:University of Ghana Law Journal
Geographic terms:Ghana
Subjects:legal terminology
customary law
land law
Abstract:This article examines the various legal terms, both Roman and English, with have been used by modern authors on customary law to describe the nature and quality of a member's interest in family land. The aim is to remove certain sources of confusion both on the parts of judges and text-writers. Before considering the terms often used, the article gives a general picture of family land-holding. Introduction - The nature of family land-holding - Usufruct - Joint tenancy - Tenancy in common - Conditional and determinable fees - Life estate - Possesory Licience.