An annuity is a contingent liability1, the value of which may be estimated for proof. Thus, an estimate may be made of the value of an annuity defeasible on a woman's marrying again2, or on a resumption of cohabitation by husband and wife, or on dissolution of marriage by any future act of either, or on the wife leading an unchaste life3. The following annuities have also been held to be capable of valuation and provable: an annuity to a wife in lieu of repayment by her husband of money lent by her for his business4; an annuity to
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