The general effect of a limitation being void under the rule against perpetuities is that the instrument takes effect as if the void limitation and all limitations dependent upon it were omitted1.
If a gift over is void, the limitation prior to it and made defeasible by it becomes free from the gift over, and may become indefeasible2. A prior limitation of an estate is, however, as a general rule not affected by the failure of a limitation arising on the expiration of the prior estate3. In a series of limitations every part which is valid in itself, and can
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