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Fee Tail, Estate in, a binding arrangement for family estates based on a contractual endowment. The family estate of the nobility (mainly real property) was to remain in the hands of one family member, the holder of the estate was limited in his/her testamentary dispositions over the family estate. The goal was to secure the position of the family in society and to form a legal basis for the estate and the family for generations. The fee tail estate was abolished in Austria in 1919.