Dear Everyone,

Would you please show me another way of expressing the following red part?

"noting an estate that precedes a future or ultimate ownership, as lands devised to a widow during her lifetime and after that to her children"

The preceding phrase appears in the following dictionary.
http://dictionary.reference.com/search?q=particular
particular [adjective] 9. Law. a.

At this point in time, I suppose that "as lands" might mean "such as (a) land title".

Awaiting your replies, I remain. Yours sincerely,
Ginkgo.
I think "as" here is just a conjunction.
"noting an estate that precedes a future or ultimate ownership, as lands devised to a widow during her lifetime and after that to her children"

This looks like a part of a longer sentence. It would be helpful to have the whole context.
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Dear Huynguyen and Feebs11,

Thank you very much for your replies.

"noting an estate that precedes a future or ultimate ownership, as lands devised to a widow during her lifetime and after that to her children"
The preceding phrase appears as one of the meanings of "particular (adj.)" in a dictionary. The phrase is not a part of a longer sentence, I suppose.

Please allow me to change the form of my question.
I suppose "an estate" means "an interest in real property". If this supposition is correct and "the interest in" is put between "as" and "lands", does the modified phrase have the same meaning of the original one?

Yours sincerely,
Ginkgo.
Dear everyone,

I may have asked the questions in improper ways. If so, I apologize.

Please allow me to change the form of my question again.
Would you please show me what the following red part means?
"noting an estate that precedes a future or ultimate ownership, as lands devised to a widow during her lifetime and after that to her children"

I have looked up the word "land" in the following dictionary.
http://dictionary.reference.com/search?q=land Dictionary.com Unabridged (v 1.1)
Does the red part mean "[5. Law. b.] any legal interest held in land"? If not so, which does it mean?

Awaiting your reply, I remain. Yours sincerely,
Ginkgo.
Hi,

As a non-lawyer, I rather think your original thought is correct: At this point in time, I suppose that "as lands" might mean "such as (a) land title".

I see the meaning of 'as' to be 'for example', 'such as'.

However, I don't think it necessarily refers just to land titles. I think it just refers to the actual lands that are bequeathed (devised) to a widow. The 'estate' is not so much the title as the actual land itself.

Best wishes, Clive
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